Sartor Resartus; On Heroes and Hero Worship (Everyman's Library 1278)
xx, 474 pp. Introduction by W.H. Hudson. In Sartor Resartus (1831) and On Heroes and Hero Worship (1841) Carlyle stands out against what he sees as the moral deadness of his age, its over-mechanical judgments of people and moral questions, its complacent acceptance of prosperity and commercial success.Sartor Resartus, a comic fantasy, part novel, part "symbolic myth" (Carlyle's description), humorously ranges over every field of learning and experience, and reduces society and social customs to mere "clothes"--the coverings which conceal the truth, pointing out the false values of the age and suggestions improvements. Among these improvements Carlyle advocates the cultivation of hero-figures: men of commanding personality, able to see through the illusions of life to the reality, and to give a lead to others. The lectures On Heroes and Hero Worship advocate a complete moral reconstruction of Britain based on the proper recognition of these Great Men."Keywords: THOMAS CARLYLE SARTOR RESARTUS ON HEROES HERO WORSHIP PHILOSOPHY
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Book Description Dutton Adult, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0460012789