Sartor Resartus

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Harper Collins, Dec 17, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages

Sartor Resartus was written as a fictitious commentary on the writings of an imaginary German thinker named Diogenes Teufelsdröckh, author of Clothes: their Origin and Influence. Reviewing this work is a curmudgeonly, skeptical English Reviewer, referred to simply as “Editor.” This eccentric novel confuses fact and fiction, the serious and satirical, in order to better confront the nature of truth.

Thomas Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus became one of the important texts of nineteenth-century English literature, influencing the Romantic movement, Victorian culture and American Transcendentalism.

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Sartor Resartvs written and fascimile signed by Thomas Carlyle. The inside pages as shown in the photo have Thomas Carlyle's autograph under a photo and the date that it was signed (1865). The oposite ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter IIncident in Modern History
Chapter IIChurchClothes
Chapter IIISymbols Chapter IVHelotage
ChapterVIOld Clothes
Chapter VIIINatural Supernaturalism
Chapter IXCircumspective
About the Author
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Thomas Carlyle was a Victorian-era Scottish author, philosopher, and historian. Raised by a strict Calvinist family, Carlyle abandoned his career with the clergy in 1821 after losing his faith, focusing instead on writing. Carlyle went on to publish such noted works as Life of Schiller, Sartor Resartus—which was inspired by his crisis of faith, and The French Revolution, and became one of the most prominent writers of his day. Carlyle’s later works included Heroes and Hero-Worship and Frederick the Great. Carlyle passed away in 1881.

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