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By Frederic Ewen

Selection notable educational identify for 2008A Half-Century of Greatness paints a bright and dramatic photo of the artistic considered mid- to overdue 19th century Europe and the impact of the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848. It unearths frequently unforeseen hyperlinks among novelists, poets, and philosophers from England, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine—especially Dickens, Carlyle, Mill, the Brontës, and George Eliot; Hegel, Strauss, Feuerbach, Marx, Engels, Wagner, and several other German poets; the Hungarian poet Sándor Petöfi; Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bakunin, and Herzen in Russia, and the good Ukrainian poet Shevchenko. Ewen is going directly to hint the transition from Romanticism to Victorianism, or what he calls “the Victorian compromise”—the ascendancy of the center class.The ebook was once reconstructed and edited through Dr. Jeffrey Wollock from Ewen’s ultimate manuscript. It comprises the author's personal reference citations all through, a reconstructed bibliography, and an up-to-date “further analyzing” list.This is Ewen’s final paintings, the long-lost significant other to his Heroic mind's eye. jointly, those books current a landscape of the social, political, and inventive facets of ecu Romanticism, specifically foreshadowing and complementing contemporary paintings at the relation of Marxism to romanticism. someone attracted to what Lukacs referred to as “Romantic anticapitalism,”; who appreciates such books as Marshall Berman's Adventures in Marxism or E.P. Thompson's The Romantics (1997), will locate Ewen’s paintings a welcome boost.

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He originated the first infant school in England; he reformed the brutal primary schools and remade then into education institutions of humanity, kindliness and cooperation. His program was so advanced that it furnishes models even today. With the same intensity, intelligence and sympathy, Owen worked to transform the entire community of Lanark into a truly habitable and comfortable place, with improved housing, sanitation, sites of recreation, and stores that would charge no more than the cost of the articles.

19 A tailor to repatch the world! especially his own dear England! The idea was high and worthy, but its realization meant, first of all, repatching himself. The idea of writing a veiled autobiography of his spirit took root in 1830, when Carlyle’s material resources were low indeed, his reputation as a writer, despite his translations, the Carlyle 29 important Life of Schiller, and numerous periodical contributions, yet in the balance. He was still deep in the valleys of self-doubt. But this, his new work, was to be the theoretical manifesto of a new Credo, as seven years later, under more favorable circumstances, his second major achievement, The French Revolution, was to be the practical exposition and exemplification of his ideas as reflected on the stage of world history.

1 He had risen fast when a very young man, and could have every incentive and temptation to enrich himself, like others, profiting from the interminable hours of 13 14 e n g l a n d a t t h e g r e a t d i v i d e labor of the children, women and men in the cotton factories. At eighteen he was already manager of a Manchester cotton enterprise, soon become a partner in it, and rapidly developed the reputation of one of the most enterprising and astute cotton mill administrators in England or Scotland.

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