Past And Present

Past And Present Past and Present is a book by Thomas Carlyle published in which combines medieval history with criticism of th century British society

  • Title: Past And Present
  • Author: Thomas Carlyle
  • ISBN: 9781604506853
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • Past and Present is a book by Thomas Carlyle published in 1843 which combines medieval history with criticism of 19th century British society.

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    One thought on “Past And Present

    1. Simon

      Pretty amazing stuff. Written with the volume at 11 the whole way through! The second part, about the medieval stuff, is very moving.

    2. Ari

      Carlyle was one of the most prominent writers and thinkers of the mid 19th century. This is a short polemical work he knocked off as a break from a writing a serious history. It is mostly Carlyle opining about the social ills of his time, but wrapped around a comparison with medieval life, illuminated via a newly-discovered monastic chronicle that Carlyle summarizes for us.The book is vivid, illuminating, and written with the authors idiosyncratic but peculiarly powerful prose style. The problem [...]

    3. Gregorius Wilhelm

      This was my first entry into Carlyle. It is quite a strange book. Past and Present is , essentially, a critique of Victorian Capitalism from a very Reactionary viewpoint, with a nice diversion into Mediaeval History. This is through a portrait of the 12th century monk, Abbott Samson. Carlyle considers Samson to be a true embodiment of "The Hero", something sorely missing in Carlyle's day. Carlyle's writing is wonderfully flavourful even if it is quite disorderly and rambling. Who else (when disc [...]

    4. Brenna

      Carlyle makes some interesting points (that I think carry over to society today from the 19th Century) however at times his thoughts seems scattered. Parts of his writing are beautiful and read as prose, but at the same time there are other sections where it becomes easy to get bogged down in his wordy, and rather eccentric, descriptions.

    5. Elisa

      All I can say is that I am relieved to be finished this. I think I deserve credit for doing so. Carlyle's picture of his current-day England is highly relevant which is why I gave this two stars. The fact that he is pretty much a racist, egotistical windbag made this a tedious read.

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