Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) was a renowned and prolific Scottish essayist, historian, and social critic. His other major works include Sartor Resartus, Heroes and Hero Worship, Past and Present, and his biography of Frederick the Great.
Fleming McClelland is Professor Emeritus at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is a coeditor of Poems of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle; a former coeditor of the Carlyle Newsletter; and the author of various scholarly articles on Carlyle and on other figures from the nineteenth century.
Brent E. Kinser is Professor of English at Western Carolina University. He is the author of The American Civil War and the Shaping of British Democracy and coeditor of Carlyle’s The French Revolution; On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History; and The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.
Chris R. Vanden Bossche is Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Carlyle and the Search for Authority and Reform Acts: Chartism, Social Agency, and the Victorian Novel, 1832–1867; editor of Carlyle’s Historical Essays; and coeditor of Past and Present.