Sartor Resartus

Canongate Classics

Book 107
Canongate Books
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This extraordinary work is at one and the same time an account of a personal spiritual crisis and a hilarious spoof on academic learning, early Victorian values and materialism. In Sartor Resartus (‘the tailor retailored’) a fictitious editor retells the theories of an equally fictitious German professor who has come to the conclusion that human institutions and morals are only clothes to shield us from nothingness, clothes that can be changed as the whims of the age or fashion dictate. This radically deconstructive vision reveals the very highest symbols of belief for what they are – merely symbols. How to believe in anything after such an insight is a question even more acute today than it was in Carlyle’s time, when he first asked it in this masterpiece of invention, parody and profound laughter. This Canongate Classics edition incorporates illustrations by Edmund Sullivan, reproduced as they appeared in the 1898 edition of the text. Also included is the notable Emerson preface to the original American edition and an incisive, specially commissioned introduction from Alasdair Gray. ‘The character of his influences is best seen in the fact that many of the men who have least agreement with his opinions are those to whom the reading of Sartor Resartus was an epoch in the history of their minds.’ George Eliot
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About the author

Thomas Carlyle, the son of a stonemason, was born in Ecclefechan in Scotland, in 1795. Brought up as a strict Calvinist, he was educated at the village school, Annan Academy and Edinburgh University, where he studied mathematics. After graduating with distinction in 1813 he spent a years studying to join the strictly Calvinist Secessionist Church. His parents had hoped he would become a minister but eventually his religious doubts would not let him continue; he became a teacher at Annan and then at Kirkcaldy.Carlyle moved to Edinburgh in 1818 where, after an unsuccesful attempt at studying law he became a private tutor and later was commissioned to write several articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia and for the Edinburgh Review. Carlyle also began translating German writers such as Goethe and Schiller and writing original work such as The Life of Schiller (1825). After marrying Jane Baillie Welsh in 1826, Carlyle moved to London where he became a close friend of the philosopher, John Stuart Mill. As well as contributing articles for Mill's Westminster Review, Sartor Resartus appeared in Fraser's Magazine (1833-34). Carlyle also published several books including The French Revolution (1837), On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History (1841) and Past and Present (1843). Carlyle's books and articles inspired social reformers such as John Ruskin, Charles Dickens, John Burns, Tom Mann and William Morris. However, although he had originally held progressive political views, Carlyle became increasingly conservative in the late 1840s. This is reflected in the right-wing, anti-democratic attitudes expressed in his collected essays Latter Day Pamphlets (1850) and his admiration for strong leaders illustrated by his six volume History of Frederick the Great (1858-1865) and The Early Kings of Norway (1875). In the last few years of his life, his writing was confined to letters to The Times. Thomas Carlyle died in 1881.
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Publisher
Canongate Books
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Published on
Jul 1, 2010
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781847674678
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
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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

Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles


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

Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
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