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Thomas Carlyle A History of the First Forty Years of his Life, 1795-1835 by James Anthony Froude

Thomas Carlyle A History of the First Forty Years of his Life, 1795-1835

Part of the Thomas Carlyle 2 Volume Set Series


Thomas Carlyle A History of the First Forty Years of his Life, 1795-1835 by James Anthony Froude

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was one of the most influential authors of the nineteenth century. His satirical essays and perceptive historical biographies caused him to be regarded for much of the Victorian period as a literary genius and eminent social philosopher. These volumes, first published in 1882, form the first part of Carlyle's official biography, describing his early life and literary work in Scotland. Carlyle's early career was spent as a teacher and part-time writer before his move to London in 1834. Written by Carlyle's close friend James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), this candid and controversial biography describes in vivid detail Carlyle's early literary influences and the sense of isolation he felt during his frustrating years as a schoolmaster. This revealing work broke traditional Victorian biographical conventions, and is considered a classic for its critical analysis of Carlyle's actions and character. Volume 1 covers the years 1795-1827.

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Publication date

30th June 2011


James Anthony Froude

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Cambridge University Press


462 pages


Biography: literary
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900



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