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ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP and THE HEROIC IN HISTORY

ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP and THE HEROIC IN HISTORY

by Thomas Carlyle

Read by James Gillies
11 hours 16 minutes

Though conflicted, polemical and argumentative, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) made a lasting impact on 19th century culture as a multi-talented man of letters. And though his lengthy history of the French Revolution proved his major scholarly legacy, On Heroes, Hero-Worship and The Heroic in History remains perhaps his most popular and accessible work. It presented his deep-seated belief that ‘Universal History, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.’ Continue Reading →