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Thomas Carlyle
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    (December 4, 1795-February 5, 1881)
    Wrote 'Life of Schiller (1825),' 'Sartor Resartus (1834),' 'The French Revolution (1837),' 'Chartism (1840),' 'On Heroes and Hero Worship (1841)' and 'Reminiscences (1881)'
    He was crabby.
    He hated humanity.
    He was a racist who argued that slavery shouldn't have been abolished in Britain.
    He and his wife disliked each other.
    Alfred Lord Tennyson said it was good they had married each other, because it only made two people miserable instead of four.
    Henry James called him 'an old sausage, fizzing and sputtering in its own grease.'
    He was one of Joseph Goebbels' favorite authors.
    He grew up poor.
    His writing style had lots of personality.
    He wasn't afraid to piss off his stuffy Victorian readers.
    His wife wrote nasty things about him in her diary, and he found it when she died.
    He turned down a lordship from Benjamin Disraeli.
    He created a satirical character named Diogenes Teufelsdroeckh, which means 'God-born devil-shit.'

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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