The Carlyles at Home and Abroad explores the extensive influence of Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh Carlyle in England and Scotland, Europe, and the United States. The contributors explore a wide range of topics, such as aesthetics, history, biography, literature, travel writing, feminism and race. The result is a volume that offers a fresh assessment of the couple as national and international figures.
Contents: Justice to Carlyle's memory: the later Carlyle, Kenneth J. Fielding; The historian as Shandean humorist: Carlyle and Frederick the Great, Ruth apRoberts; Carlyle and the 'insane' fine arts, David DeLaura; 'A Scotch Proudhon': Carlyle, Herzen and the French revolutions of 1789 and 1848, David R. Sorensen; 'True Thomas': Carlyle, Young Ireland, and the legacy of millenialism, Owen Dudley Edwards; Translating Carlyle's French revolution: a French perspective, Alain Jumeau; The 'magical speculum': vision and truth in Carlyle's early histories, Marylu Hill; Prophet and friend: the reflective politics of Carlyle and Coleridge, Ronald C. Wendling; Carlyle and symbolism, Cairns Craig; Mark Twain, Thomas Carlyle, and shooting Niagara, Brent Kinser; 'The same old sausage': Thomas Carlyle and the James family, Andrew Taylor; Cedric the Saxon and the Haiti Duke of Marmalade: race in Past and Present, Chris R. Vanden Bossche; Performing blackness: Carlyle and the 'the nigger question', Vanessa D. Dickerson; The Carlyles and 'phantasm aristocracy', Sheila McIntosh; The uses of German literature in the Carlyle's courtship, Rosemary Ashton; Geraldine Jewsbury: Jane Welsh Carlyle's 'best friend'?, Ian Campbell; 'The Victorian lady' - Jane Welsh Carlyle and the psycho-feminist myth: a retrospective, Rodger L. Tarr; Jane Welsh Carlyle's travel narratives: 'portable perspectives', Aileen Christianson; 'Wonderful worlds up yonder': Rousseau and the erotics of teaching and learning, Norma Clarke; A 'creative adventure': Jane Welsh Carlyle's 'simple story', Kathy Chamberlain; Collating Carlyle: patterns of revision in Heroes, Sartor Resartus, and The French Revolution, Mark Engel; Index.