Thomas Carlyle Homepage
The Sage of Chelsea
Literary criticism about Thomas
Carlyle has always lacked a certain centeredness about its organization. The
fact is that the Carlyle Society has been the focal point of Carlylean studies.
But they too need an online site. However, as I noted in my Carlylean bibliographies
(A Centenary Bibliography of
Carlylean Studies, Supplements I and II, published by the University of
Edinburgh for The Carlyle Newsletter), the material published on and about Thomas
Carlyle is vaguely centered AROUND Carlyle, but is rarely dealing with textual
explication of his primary works. As the world wide web evolves, the problem of this
centrifugal organization of Carlylean material exacerbates. One seeks a
fixed center. There is no one web site devoted to Thomas Carlyle. He lacks an
page and a unified web site devoted to his diverse talents and works. This web site will attempt to rectify that centrifugal,
spinning diversity so that scholars and students can find online research data in ONE place
called the Thomas Carlyle Homepage. It is hoped that scholars will
contribute to this site directly. Thus, this site will be both original and eclectic in content. It is
also hoped that teachers, professors, and students of Thomas Carlyle’s works will contribute
articles (WORD .doc or ZIP. format) or literary blogs to the submissions page of this web site.
It is clear that more Carlylean printed material (past and present) must find
its way onto the web; also, it is hoped that traditional scholars will research this site
regularly for updated online publications by and about Thomas Carlyle, the Sage
of Chelsea. This secular well is the Thomas
Carlyle Homepage. Welcome.
E-mail address for comments, submissions, new hyperlinks: firstname.lastname@example.org
A week in London: secular welling: visit to The Carlyle House 28 July 2005
A wandering minstrel I, a thing of shreds and patches...
A few of the custodians of The Carlyle House, 24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea
Special thanks to David, Geoff, Ms. Vey, Jo et al who give of their gracious time to maintain Carlyle's house and who were extremely gracious to host my pilgrimage there.
A few pictures permitted me by Jo that were taken inside Carlyle's house: