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Carlyle Today

Although his writings may be not as popular with the general public as they were in the mid and late 19th and early 20th centuries, Thomas Carlyle's heritage is very much alive. Thanks to popular re-editions, his works remain widely available and are still being rediscovered by generations young and old. A team of international Carlyle experts is producing definitive scholarly editions of his main works.

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle continue to be published as the result of a hugely ambitious and prestigious project that commenced in the 1960s and which will not be completed for several years to come. The Letters have now reached volume 32 but the project will not be complete until a further 12 or so volumes have been published. Many of the Carlyles' letters have also become available online. In addition, there is a steady flow of detailed biographies, critical studies and academic activities and there are abundant references to Carlyle in recent studies on other personalities and historical, political and cultural issues.

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