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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History.

In his 1840 lectures on heroes, Thomas Carlyle, Victorian essayist and social critic, championed the importance of the individual in history. Published the following year and eventually translated into fifteen languages, this imaginative work of history, comparative religion, and literature is the m...

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Main Author: Carlyle, Thomas.
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1993.
Series:Norman & Charlotte Strouse Edition of the Writings of Thomas Carlyle.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:In his 1840 lectures on heroes, Thomas Carlyle, Victorian essayist and social critic, championed the importance of the individual in history. Published the following year and eventually translated into fifteen languages, this imaginative work of history, comparative religion, and literature is the most influential statement of a man who came to be thought of as a secular prophet and the "undoubted head of English letters" (Emerson). His vivid portraits of Muhammad, Dante, Luther, Napoleonjust a few of the individuals Carlyle celebrated for changing the course of world historymade O.
Physical Description:1 online resource (638 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780520911536
0520911539
0520075153
9780520075153
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.