Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh

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This unusual book is a must-read for fans of innovative fiction. More than a century before postmodernists like Nabokov and Barthes began to experiment with metafiction, Thomas Carlyle gave the world this playful sendup of German Idealism that purports to be a commentary on the work of fictional German philosopher Diogenes Teufelsdröckh's history of clothing.
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Thomas Carlyle was a social critic and historian born in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, December 4, 1795, the same year as John Keats, but Carlyle is considered an early Victorian rather than a Romantic. After completing his elementary studies, he went to the University of Edinburgh but left in 1814 without a degree. His parents wanted him to become a minister in the Scottish church, but his independence of spirit made such a life program impossible. In 1816 he fell in love with, and was rejected by, a young woman. His love affair was followed by a period of doubt and uncertainty described vividly in Sartor Resartus, a work published in 1833 that attracted much attention. Carlyle's first literary work reveals his admiration for German thought and philosophy, and especially for the two great German poets Schiller and Goethe. The fictional autobiography of a philosopher deeply impressed Ralph Waldo Emerson who brought it back to the United States to be published there. History of the French Revolution (1837), rewritten after parts of it were mistakenly burned as kindling by John Stuart Mill, cemented Carlyle's reputation. The work brought him fame but no great wealth. As a result of his comparative poverty he was induced to give four series of public lectures. Of these the most famous were those On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic of History delivered in 1840 and published in 1841. Past and Present (1843), and Latter Day Pamphlets (1850) present his economic and industrial theories. With The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell (1845), The Life of John Sterling (1851), and History of Frederick II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great (1858-1865) he returned to biography. In 1865, Carlyle was made Lord Rector of Edinburgh.

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The Floating Press
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Published on
May 1, 2015
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Pages
251
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ISBN
9781776588176
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Language
English
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Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Humorous
Humor / General
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The Scottish philosopher, satirist and historian is widely regarded as one of the most important social commentators of his time, whose broad range of works had a lasting influence on his Victorian contemporaries. This comprehensive eBook presents the collected works of Thomas Carlyle, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Carlyle’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the non-fiction works and other texts
* ALL the translated German fictional works, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Many rare works not available in other collections, including THE DIAMOND NECKLACE, MEMOIRS OF MIRABEAU and SAMUEL JOHNSON
* Includes Carlyle’s letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence
* Carlyle’s memoir book of REMINISCENCES — first time in digital print
* Features a bonus biography — discover Carlyle’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Translations
WILHELM MEISTER’S APPRENTICESHIP
GERMAN ROMANCE: SPECIMENS OF ITS CHIEF AUTHORS

The Biographies
LIFE OF FRIEDRICH SCHILLER
MEMOIRS OF MIRABEAU
LIFE OF JOHN STERLING
LIFE OF ROBERT BURNS
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II OF PRUSSIA

Other Non-Fiction Works
SARTOR RESARTUS
THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. A HISTORY
CHARTISM
ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP, AND THE HEROIC IN HISTORY
PAST AND PRESENT
OCCASIONAL DISCOURSE ON THE NEGRO QUESTION
LATTER-DAY PAMPHLETS
SAMUEL JOHNSON
SHOOTING NIAGARA: AND AFTER?
THE EARLY KINGS OF NORWAY
ON THE CHOICE OF BOOKS
SHALL TURKEY LIVE OR DIE?
MOHAMMED AND MOHAMMEDANISM

The Poetry
LIST OF POEMS

The Memoirs
REMINISCENCES

The Letters
THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS CARLYLE AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The Biography
THOMAS CARLYLE by G. K. Chesterton and J. E. Hodder Williams

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The Scottish philosopher, satirist and historian is widely regarded as one of the most important social commentators of his time, whose broad range of works had a lasting influence on his Victorian contemporaries. This comprehensive eBook presents the collected works of Thomas Carlyle, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Carlyle’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the non-fiction works and other texts
* ALL the translated German fictional works, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Many rare works not available in other collections, including THE DIAMOND NECKLACE, MEMOIRS OF MIRABEAU and SAMUEL JOHNSON
* Includes Carlyle’s letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence
* Carlyle’s memoir book of REMINISCENCES — first time in digital print
* Features a bonus biography — discover Carlyle’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Translations
WILHELM MEISTER’S APPRENTICESHIP
GERMAN ROMANCE: SPECIMENS OF ITS CHIEF AUTHORS

The Biographies
LIFE OF FRIEDRICH SCHILLER
MEMOIRS OF MIRABEAU
LIFE OF JOHN STERLING
LIFE OF ROBERT BURNS
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II OF PRUSSIA

Other Non-Fiction Works
SARTOR RESARTUS
THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. A HISTORY
CHARTISM
ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP, AND THE HEROIC IN HISTORY
PAST AND PRESENT
OCCASIONAL DISCOURSE ON THE NEGRO QUESTION
LATTER-DAY PAMPHLETS
SAMUEL JOHNSON
SHOOTING NIAGARA: AND AFTER?
THE EARLY KINGS OF NORWAY
ON THE CHOICE OF BOOKS
SHALL TURKEY LIVE OR DIE?
MOHAMMED AND MOHAMMEDANISM

The Poetry
LIST OF POEMS

The Memoirs
REMINISCENCES

The Letters
THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS CARLYLE AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON

The Biography
THOMAS CARLYLE by G. K. Chesterton and J. E. Hodder Williams

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