[Chapter 3, note 34, of the author's Carlyle and the Search for Authority, which the Ohio State University Press published in 1991. It appears in the Victorian web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright. not in print version indicates a link to material not in the original print version. GPL]

Still one of the best discussions of Carlyle's use of history, especially its antihistorical strain, is René Wellek's "Carlyle and the Philosophy of History." On Carlyle as historian and historical writer, see J. Rosenberg; Dale, Victorian Critic; jann, chap. 2; and Culler, chap. 3. Dale's discussion, like Wellek's, emphasizes the caution with which one must discuss Carlyle's historicism (7-8, 55-58).


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