English professor edits collection of Carlyle essays

Author: Erik Runyon

Chris R. Vanden Bossche, chair and professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, has edited a recently published collection of essays by Thomas Carlyle, renowned 19th-century essayist and social critic.p. “Historical Essays,” published by the University of California Press, brings together for the first time Carlyle’s essays on historical subjects in a fully annotated modern edition. The collection spans Carlyle’s career from 1830-1875, and includes essays on the French Revolution, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, and medieval Scandinavia.p.

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