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In this definitive biography of the great Victorian essayist Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Fred Kaplan provides a vivid picture of Victorian life as he gives the reader a sensitive and candid portrait of a complex and difficult man.
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Fred Kaplan is Distinguished Professor of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Henry James: The Imagination of Genius (1992) and Dickens: A Biography (1988).Review:
"Fred Kaplan has performed a labor of love and commendatory service. His Thomas Carlyle, which draws on unpublished letters, gives us our most complete picture of Carlyle in the context of his age. . . . An achievement of much merit and a gift to students of the word." -- Frederick Busch, Washington Post Book World
"The real contribution of this beautifully prepared book is that, by revealing the workings of a Victorian genius so sensitively, Kaplan does contribute significantly to the elevation of our understanding of the Victorian mind. This work is the definitive biography of Thomas Carlyle. For decades to come it will not find serious challenge." -- Lee E. Grugel, American Historical Review
"[Carlyle] is alive and well (except for occasional stomach trouble), and living in Mr. Kaplan's biography." -- John Clive, Times Literary Supplement
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