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RQ-50631-12
The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
David Sorensen, Duke University

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The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, Duke-Edinburgh Edition: Volume 40, January-August 1864 (Book)
Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, Duke-Edinburgh Edition: Volume 40, January-August 1864
Author: Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
Editor: Ian Campbell, Senior Editor
Editor: Aileen Christianson, Senior Editor
Editor: David Sorensen, Senior Editor
Editor: Brent Kinser, Editor
Editor: Jane Roberts, Editor
Editor: Liz Sutherland, Editor
Editor: Jonathan Wild, Editor
Abstract: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle offer a window onto the lives of two of the Victorian world’s most accomplished, perceptive, and unusual inhabitants. Scottish writer and historian Thomas Carlyle and his wife, Jane Welsh Carlyle, attracted to them a circle of foreign exiles, radicals, feminists, revolutionaries, and major and minor writers from across Europe and the United States. Volume 40 of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle includes 242 letters and covers the period from January to August 1864. There are 169 letters by Thomas Carlyle (TC), 62 by Jane Welsh Carlyle (JWC), and 11 by Maggie Welsh on behalf of JWC. The period is dominated by JWC’s painful and extreme illness, and TC’s grim struggle to complete his biography of Frederick the Great. Tormented by an unidentifiable malady, which left her sleepless and in fear of losing her sanity, JWC sought refuge among old friends and relatives in Scotland. Though sympathetic to her plight, TC found it difficult to release himself from his Prussian labors. His awkwards efforts to comfort and assist her frequently provoked her wrath and her sardonic humor, yet his concern was sincere. Their deep affection for each other during this agonizing stretch of fear and uncertainty did not waver, and was constantly expressed. The volume is a vivid testimony of their mutal powers of love and endurance, in the midst of JWC’s terrible suffering.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/collected-letters-of-thomas-and-jane-welsh-carlyle-vol-40-january-august-1864-senior-ed-ian-campbell-et-al-ed-brent-kinser-et-al/oclc/823591806&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat listing
Access Model: Book
Publisher: Duke University Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780822367727
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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