Discusses the forty-year friendship between the Scottish historian and essayist Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) and the critic and literary scholar David Masson (1822-1907), regius professor of rhetoric and English literature at the University of Edinburgh, and explores their correspondence, their interactions (especially Masson's first visit to the Carlyle household, as reported by Jane Welsh Carlyle, and Carlyle's visit to Edinburgh to give his inaugural address at Rector of the University), and the influence of Carlyle on Masson's writing, especially his monumental Life of John Milton.
Campbell, Ian M.
"David Masson and Thomas Carlyle,"
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