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1st Edition

The Carlyles at Home and Abroad

ISBN 9781138620865
Published December 14, 2020 by Routledge
269 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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