About the Author
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.