Thomas Carlyle | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John B. Lamb

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Thomas Carlyle.
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Critical Essay by John B. Lamb

SOURCE: "Carlyle's 'Chartism,' the Rhetoric of Revolution, and the Dream of Empire," in Victorians Institute Journal, Vol. 23, 1995, pp. 129-50.

In the following essay, Lamb contends that Carlyle, in his essay "Chartism, " exploited what had become the "myth of the French revolution, " in order to paint the Chartism movement in revolutionary terms and to thereby highlight its significance. Carlyle sought, Lamb argues, to advocate British imperialism as a cure for the country's social and economic distress, of which Chartism was a manifestation.

Thomas Carlyle's "Chartism" first appeared in December 1839, a crucial moment in the debate over Parliamentary reform and the "Condition-of-England Question." The year 1839 was an extremely important period in the development and shaping of the Chartist movement and in the evolving strategies aimed at...

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