Duke University Press has released three new volumes of the Carlyle Letters Online, of which Western Carolina University associate professor of English Brent Kinser is the coordinating editor.
Volumes 39 to 41 are now available at carlyleletters.org. The Carlyle Letters Online is a free digital archive for institutions and students that contains more than 10,000 letters from Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. It is regarded as one of the most comprehensive literary archives about the 19th century.
The latest volumes are from December 1862 to April 1865, and include Thomas Carlyle’s only public expression of the American Civil War, “Ilias (Americana) in Nuce,” which was published in Macmillan’s Magazine. It also features his completion of Carlyle’s biography of Frederic the Great.
The Carlyle Letters Online receives more than 10,000 unique access events per week in more than 180 countries. It is now part of the Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium, for which Kinser serves as founding director.
By Marlon W. Morgan