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Thomas Carlyle
Essays. Goethe's Helena. - Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1827–1855)
Thomas Carlyle
A Carlyle Reader: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Carlyle (1984 edition), CUP Archive - ISBN: 9780521278737

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Born: December 4, 1795

Died: February 5, 1881 (aged 85)

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Philosopher, essayist, satirist, historian

Bio: Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics the dismal science, wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator.

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