Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Thomas Carlyle

Illustration of Thomas Carlyle.
Description of Illustration: drawing in black and white, portrait of Thomas Carlyle, bust only. 

Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. Considered one of the most important social commentators of his time, he presented many lectures during his lifetime with certain acclaim in the Victorian era. One of those conferences resulted in his famous work On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and The Heroic in History where he explains that the key role in history lies in the actions of the "Great Man", claiming that "History is nothing but the biography of the Great Man". Read more . . .
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