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Past and Present: Thomas Carlyle, 1843

Carlyle biography

Book 1: Proem

Chapter 1 Midas
Chapter 2 The Sphinx
Chapter 3 Manchester Insurrection
Chapter 4 Morrison’s Pill
Chapter 5 Aristocracy of Talent
Chapter 6 Hero-Worship

Book 2: The Ancient Monk

Chapter 1 Jocelin of Brakelond
Chapter 2 St. Edmundsbury
Chapter 3 Landlord Edmund
Chapter 4 Abbot Hugo
Chapter 5 Twelfth Century
Chapter 6 Monk Samson
Chapter 7 The Canvassing
Chapter 8 The Election
Chapter 9 Abbot Samson
Chapter 10 Government
Chapter 11 The Abbot’s Ways
Chapter 12 The Abbot’s Troubles
Chapter 13 In Parliament
Chapter 14 Henry of Essex
Chapter 15 Practical-Devotional
Chapter 16 St. Edmund
Chapter 17 The Beginnings

Book 3: The Modern Worker.

Chapter 1 Phenomena
Chapter 2 Gospel of Mammonism
Chapter 3 Gospel of Dilettantism
Chapter 4 Happy
Chapter 5 The English
Chapter 6 Two Centuries
Chapter 7 Over-Production
Chapter 8 Unworking Aristocracy
Chapter 9 Working Aristocracy
Chapter 10 Plugson of Undershot
Chapter 11 Labour
Chapter 12 Reward
Chapter 13 Democracy
Chapter 14 Sir Jabesh Windbag
Chapter 15 Morrison Again

Book 4: Horoscope

Chapter 1 Aristocracies
Chapter 2 Bribery Committee
Chapter 3 The One Institution
Chapter 4 Captains of Industry
Chapter 5 Permanence
Chapter 6 The Landed
Chapter 7 The Gifted
Chapter 8 The Didactic

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