Recommended Readings

The bibliography presented here is intended to provide readers with a selective introduction to scholarship on Sartor Resartus. It includes works that reflect upon the narratological structure, politics, and context of the volume, but of necessity omits many valuable studies that engage with the more minute details of Carlyle’s writing.

Baker, Lee C.R., “The Open Secret of Sartor Resartus: Carlyle’s Method of Converting his Reader.” Studies in Philology. 83.2 (Spring, 1986): 218-35.

Bloom, Harold. Thomas Carlyle. London: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986. 

Conway, Moncure Daniel. Thomas Carlyle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Deen, Leonard W. “Irrational Form in Sartor Resartus.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language. 5.3 (Autumn 1963): 438-51.

Dibble, Jerry Allen. “Carlyle’s ‘British Reader’ and the Structure of Sartor Resartus.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 16.2 (Summer 1974): 293-304.

——. The Pythia’s Drunken Song: Thomas Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus and the Style Problem in German Idealist Philosophy. The Hague: Martinus Nijhof, 1978.

Fletcher, Robert P. “‘The Foolishest of Existing Mortals’: Thackeray, ‘Gurlyle,’ and the Character(s) of Fiction.” Clio 24.2 (1995): 113-126.

Haney, Janice L. “ ‘Shadow-Hunting’: Romantic Irony, ‘Sartor Resartus,’ and Victorian Romanticism.” Studies in Romanticism. 17.3 (Summer 1978): 307-33.

Jackson, Leon. “The Reader Retailed: Thomas Carlyle, His American Audiences, and the Politics of Evidence.” Book History. 2 (1999): 146-72.

Kaplan, Fred. Thomas Carlyle: A Biography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Kerry, Paul E. and Marylu Hill. Thomas Carlyle Resartus: Reappraising Carlyle’s Contribution to the Philosophy of History, Political Theory, and Cultural Criticism. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2010.

Lamb, John B. “ ‘Spiritual Enfranchisement’: Sartor Resartus and the Politics of Bildung.” Studies in Philology. 107.2 (Spring 2010): 259-82.

Landow, George. Elegant Jeremiahs: The Sage from Carlyle to Mailer. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986.

Levine, George. Boundaries of Fiction: Carlyle, Macaulay, Newman. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1968. 

Miller, J. Hillis. “Hieroglyphical Truth in Sartor Resartus: Carlyle and the Language of Parable.” Victorian Perspectives. Ed. John Clubb and Jerome Meckier. London: Palgrave, 1989 1-20.

Morrow, John. Thomas Carlyle. London: Hambledon Continuum, 2006.

Reed, Walter L. “The Pattern of Conversion in Sartor Resartus.” English Literary History. 38.3 (September 1971): 411-31.

Rosenberg, John D. Carlyle and the Burden of History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Ryan, Vanessa. “The Unreliable Editor: Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus and the Art of Biography.” The Review of English Studies. n.s. 54. 215 (June 2003): 287-307.

Siegel, Jules Paul. Thomas Carlyle: The Critical Heritage. New York: Rutledge, 2013.

Tarr, Rodger L. “Introduction,” in Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000. xxi-xciv.

Tennyson, G.B. Sartor Called Resartus: The Genesis, Structure, and Style of Thomas Carlyle’s First Major Work. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965.

Vanden Bossche, Chris R. Carlyle and the Search for Authority. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1991.