On Heroes, Hero Worship, & The Heroic In History by Thomas Carlyle

The book explores the influence of heroes and their impact on history, arguing that the course of history is largely determined by the actions of great men and women. The author categorizes heroes into different types, such as divinities, prophets, poets, priests, men of letters, and rulers, examining their roles and the reverence afforded to them by society. Through a series of lectures, the work delves into the characteristics of these heroes, the nature of their leadership, and their ability to inspire followers and shape the cultural and political landscapes of their times. The book asserts that hero worship is an essential part of human nature and a driving force in the development of civilization.

The 5854th greatest book of all time


Published
1841
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
280-330
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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