Thomas Carlyle was a major figure in Victorian literature and a unique commentator on nineteenth-century life.
Born in humble circumstances in the Scottish village of Ecclefechan in 1795, his rise to fame was marked by fierce determination and the development of a highly distinctive literary voice.
In this clear, authoritative and readable biography, John Morrow traces Carlyle's personal and intellectual career.
Wide-ranging, prophetic and invariably challenging, his work ranged from the astonishing pseudo-autobiography "Sartor Resartus" to major historical works on the French Revolution and "Frederick the Great", and to radical political manifestos such as "Latter Day Pamphlets". "Thomas Carlyle" is an account of his work and of his life, including celebrity as the Sage of Chelsea and his tempestuous marriage to Jane Welsh Carlyle.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 304 pages, 9 illustrations(b & w)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 14/12/2006
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9781852855444