On the Choice of Books - Thomas Carlyle

On the Choice of Books

By Thomas Carlyle

  • Release Date: 1881-02-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs


There comes a time in the career of every man of genius who has devoted a long life to the instruction and enlightenment of his fellow-creatures, when he receives before his death all the honours paid by posterity. Thus when a great essayist or historian lives to attain a classic and world-wide fame, his own biography becomes as interesting to the public as those he himself has written, and by which he achieved his laurels.