Thomas And Jane Carlyle

The Letters of Thomas Carlyle to his Brother Alexander, with Related Family Letters, ed. Edwin J. Marrs, Jr. (Cambridge, Mass., 1968). — Letters addressed to Mrs Basil Montagu and B. W. Procter by Mr Thomas Carlyle, ed.


Author: Rosemary Ashton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448137046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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They were the most remarkable couple in London: the great sage Carlyle, with his vehement prophecies, and his witty, sardonic wife Jane. It was a strong, close, mutually admiring yet often mutually antagonistic partnership, fascinating to all who observed it. The Carlyles lived at the heart of English life in mid-Victorian London, but both were outsiders, a largely self-educated Scottish pair who took a sometimes caustic look at the society they so influenced - Carlyle through his copious writings, and both through their network of acquaintances and correspondents. Carlyle's fame was confirmed by his Sartor Resartus of 1843, The French Revolution, his lectures on heroes and hero-worship and by his radical account of contemporary industrial Britain in Past and Present, 1843. Both husband and wife were great letter-writers, Carlyle commenting on the matters of the day, dashing off pen portraits of those he met and Jane with her brilliant stories and her sharp, dry humour. Yet despite her brilliance, Jane suffered, especially from Carlyle's infatuation with the lion-hunting Lady Ashburton, and the tensions in their marriage grew. The letters they wrote, both to each other and to others, make theirs the most well-documented marriage of the nineteenth century and give us an unequalled portrait of a famously unhappy marriage. This moving and vivid biography describes their relationship with each other, from their first meeting in 1821 to Jane's death in 1866, and also their relationship with the world outside. Rosemary Ashton's inimitable blend of rigorous scholarship, warm sensitivity and lively wit makes this not only a portrait of a marriage but a picture of a whole age, elegant, erudite and entertaining.

The Carlyle Encyclopedia

The Letters of Thomas Carlyle to His Brother Alexander , with Related Family Letters . effective help to young men and women such as Cambridge : Harvard University Press , Belknap Press , Arthur Hugh Clough , Froude , and Geraldine 1968 ...


Author: Mark Cumming

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637922

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 521

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The Carlyle Encyclopedia is the new standard, single-volume reference work on the lives and writings of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Written by over fifty contributors from the United States, Scotland, England, Canada, and Germany, it offers detailed accounts of central topics in Carlyle studies and provides bibliographic citations which direct the reader's attention to a wide range of additional sources. The Carlyle Encyclopedia focuses primarily on Thomas Carlyle. It reflects the range of his interests and resists stereotyped impression of who he was and what he believed. It covers Carlyle's entire life, without privileging any particular work or period, and locates Carlyle in his time and place, in the context of a rich and challenging age. The Carlyle Encyclopedia also gives a balanced assessment of Jane Welsh Carlyle, which avoids either belittling her or overestimating her achievement. It avoids the reductive and contradictory stereotypes of her which were offered by early biographers of Thomas Carlyle and offers instead a study of her varied friendships and her trenchant observations on contemporary life. The Carlyle Encyclopedia will interest a variety of readers who concern themselves with literature, social history, the history of ideas, Victorian culture, and Scottish studies.

Thomas Carlyle

Although the responses to Carlyle were often sharply polarized between his idolaters and his maligners, ... 16 See James A.Froude, i, 164–5, and The Letters of Thomas Carlyle to His Brother Alexander With Related Family Letters, ed.


Author: Jules Paul Siegel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134781164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in liteature. Each volume presents contemporary responses on a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves.

An Age of Equipoise Reassessing Mid Victorian Britain

Thomas Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle, 10 October 1851, Edwin W. Marrs, Jr, Letters of Thomas Carlyle to His Brother Alexander, with Related Family Matters (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1968), p. 684.


Author: Martin Hewitt

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351959155

Category: History

Page: 264

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The Age of Equipoise by W.L Burn was published in 1964 and became a central text in the canon of interpretations of the Victorian period. The book subsequently fell out of favour but recent claims to establish a new interpretative standard have, paradoxically, prompted reviewers to cast back to Burn's work as the orthodox standard against which such claims should be judged. The essays in this volume by British and American contributors all engage, to varying degrees, with the notion of 'equipoise' and how it can help to illuminate the mid-Victorian period in ways which alternative formulations cannot. Some of the chapters develop arguments embedded in Burn's own book; others take up issues largely absent in The Age of Equipoise, such as the position of children, Britain's interaction with the wider world, and the threats the period experienced to its concept of masculine identity. Together the essays demonstrate the intricacy and turbulence of the forces of cohesion in Victorian society, along with the success of that culture in achieving a working, if shifting, modus vivendi. Moreover, they substantiate the argument that, whatever the limitations of Burn's work, 'equipoise' deserves rehabilitation as a powerful conceptual framework for making sense of mid-Victorian Britain. About the Editor: Martin Hewitt is Director of the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies and editor of the Journal of Victorian Culture. With Robert Poole he has recently produced an edition of The Diaries of Samuel Bamford, 1858-61 (Sutton, 2000).

Moral Desperado

Marrs: The Letters of Thomas Carlyle to his Brother Alexander: with Related Family Letters, edited by Edwin W. Marrs Jnr (Harvard University Press, 1968). MSB: Letters of Thomas Carlyle to John Stuart Mill, John Sterling and Robert ...


Author: Simon Heffer

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571288373

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

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'A brilliant and scholarly biography of an extraordinary figure.' Lord Blake, Country Life 'A fresh, engaging, conscientious account of one of the great Victorians.' Michael Foot, London Review of Books 'A thorough and convincing account of 'the sage''. Peter Ackroyd, Times Thomas Carlyle was the most influential man of letters of his day, and his vivid account of the French Revolution remains one of the classic histories. Even George Eliot, no admirer, wrote: 'It is an idle question to ask whether his books will be read a century hence; if they were all burnt as the grandest of Suttes on his funeral pyre, it would only be like cutting down an oak after its acorns have sown a forest.' Simon Heffer draws upon previously unavailable papers to reassess a magnificent, defiant and often lonely individualist whose idiosyncratic and passionate books brought him universal fame.

Thomas Carlyle

The Letters of Thomas Carlyle to his Brother Alexander With Related Family Letters , ed . Edwin W. Marrs , Jr. ( Cambridge , Massachusetts , 1968 ) . National Library of Scotland . Thomas Carlyle , Oliver Cromwell's Letter and Speeches ...


Author: John Morrow

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852855444

Category: History

Page: 301

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The new and authoritative account of a key Victorian figure - now in paperback format.

A Half century of Greatness

Ed. by Fannie Elizabeth Ratchford and William C. DeVane. New Haven, Yale University Press; ... Ed. by Christine Alexander. In Richard J. Dunn, ed., ... The Letters of Thomas Carlyle to His Brother Alexander, with related family letters.


Author: Frederic Ewen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814722367

Category: History

Page: 571

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In the wake of the civil rights movement, a great divide has opened up between African American and Jewish communities. What was historically a harmonious and supportive relationship has suffered from a powerful and oft-repeated legend, that Jews controlled and masterminded the slave trade and owned slaves on a large scale, well in excess of their own proportion in the population. In this groundbreaking book, likely to stand as the definitive word on the subject, Eli Faber cuts through this cloud of mystification to recapture an important chapter in both Jewish and African diasporic history. Focusing on the British empire, Faber assesses the extent to which Jews participated in the institution of slavery through investment in slave trading companies, ownership of slave ships, commercial activity as merchants who sold slaves upon their arrival from Africa, and direct ownership of slaves. His unprecedented original research utilizing shipping and tax records, stock-transfer ledgers, censuses, slave registers, and synagogue records reveals, once and for all, the minimal nature of Jews' involvement in the subjugation of Africans in the Americas. A crucial corrective, Jews, Slaves, and the Slave Trade lays to rest one of the most contested historical controversies of our time.

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle Clyde de L. Ryals, Kenneth J. Fielding. Brother Alexander , with Related Family Letters . Cambridge , Mass .: Harvard Univ . Press , 1968 . Mineka . Mineka , Francis E. , ed . The Later Letters of John Stuart Mill ...


Author: Thomas Carlyle

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822324105

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 425

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The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle offer a window onto the lives of two of the Victorian world’s most accomplished, perceptive, and unusual inhabitants. Scottish writer and historian Thomas Carlyle and his wife, Jane Welsh Carlyle, attracted to them a circle of foreign exiles, radicals, feminists, revolutionaries, and major and minor writers from across Europe and the United States. The collection is regarded as one of the finest and most comprehensive literary archives of the nineteenth century.