Thomas Carlyle on the Mormons : An Unpublished Essay
Cumming, Mark,Tarr, Rodger L.
Carlyle Studies Annual
"Whatever the impetus for its composition, Carlyle's essay on the Mormons reflects its author's acquaintance with a wide range of cultural subjects and, in addition, his sympathy with a religious sect that to most of his readers then and now would seem unlikely. The essay shows once again Carlyle's urging of the strong man or hero as governor and his insistence that belief is meaningful only when it is carried into action." [From author's introduction]