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Thomas Carlyle - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Thomas Carlyle   (1795 - 1881)
 
Category:  Scottish Literature
 
Born:  December 4, 1795
Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
 
Died:  February 5, 1881
London, England
 
Related authors:
Jane Welsh
 
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Thomas Carlyle - LIFE STORIES
 
 
10/17/1826     Carlyle, Marriage & Biography
On this day in 1826, Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh married. Acquaintances knew them both to be difficult personalities -- George Eliot's husband quipped that it was a marriage made in heaven, as it would make two people miserable instead of four -- but the portrait of a marriage that eventually emerged was still a shock to all, and especially to Carlyle.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History
essays
 
Reminiscences
memoirs
 
The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
by Thomas Carlyle, Charles R. Sanders (Editor)
letters
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Carlyle and the Burden of History
by John D. Rosenberg
biography
 
Keepers of the Flame: Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography
by Ian Hamilton
literary history
 
Thomas Carlyle
by James Anthony Froude
biography
 
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Online Books Page
Find electronic texts of Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History, On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, and other works.
The Victorian Web
Find a biography and essays provide political, social, and religious context to Carlyle's life and works. Also features several biographies, and literary criticism and analysis of major themes, characterization, use of imagery and symbolism, and concordances with other authors (including Dante Alighieri, Mathew Arnold, Max Beerbohm, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Dickens, Christina Rossetti, and Alfred Lord Tennyson).

"Carlyle's personal character and his philosophy are alike full of contradictions and hardly susceptible to summary exposition. The most high-minded devotee of the ideal, he could yet be in the last degree churlish and uncharitable to the work and personalities of others -- even to such a man as Charles Lamb. An apostle of courage and endurance, he was yet the most vociferous and ungracious of grumblers. His love for his wife was deep and abiding, yet her life with him was often a torment. While he abhorred philanthropy and liberal legislation along utilitarian lines, and came more and more to admire despotism, he could be scathing about the 'game-preserving aristocracy' and in his personal life was quick to relieve distress."
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