Thomas Carlyle (1795 -1881)

Narrated by: Neville Jason
Length: 15 mins
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This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.

Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.

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Carlyle's critique of "industy" remains relevant!

The analogy to the Midas story remains timeless. What is all the increased efficiency and riches brought to our sense of humanity? What has been lost?