Life of John Sterling
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Life of John Sterling

By Thomas Carlyle
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Thomas Carlyle undertook this biography of his friend, the British author John Sterling (1806 1844), because he was so dissatisfied with an earlier biography of Sterling by Julius Charles Hare. Sterling was an ordained curate at Hurstmonceux, but retired and began writing. His highest literary achievements were the articles he published in Blackwood's Magazine such as, The Onyx Ring and The Palace of Morgana. Carlyle's biography has since become a classic and is studied more as a work of Carlyle than the life of Sterling.

Table of Contents
  • LIFE OF JOHN STERLING
  • PART I.
    • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY.
    • CHAPTER II. BIRTH AND PARENTAGE.
    • CHAPTER III. SCHOOLS: LLANBLETHIAN; PARIS; LONDON.
    • CHAPTER IV. UNIVERSITIES: GLASGOW; CAMBRIDGE.
    • CHAPTER V. A PROFESSION.
    • CHAPTER VI. LITERATURE: THE ATHENAEUM.
    • CHAPTER VII. REGENT STREET.
    • CHAPTER VIII. COLERIDGE.
    • CHAPTER IX. SPANISH EXILES.
    • CHAPTER X. TORRIJOS.
    • CHAPTER XI. MARRIAGE: ILL-HEALTH; WEST-INDIES.
    • CHAPTER XII. ISLAND OF ST. VINCENT.
    • CHAPTER XIII. A CATASTROPHE.
    • CHAPTER XIV. PAUSE.
    • CHAPTER XV. BONN; HERSTMONCEUX.
    • PART II.
    • CHAPTER I. CURATE.
    • CHAPTER II. NOT CURATE.
    • CHAPTER III. BAYSWATER
    • CHAPTER V. TO MADEIRA.
    • CHAPTER VI. LITERATURE: THE STERLING CLUB.
    • CHAPTER VII. ITALY.
    • PART III.
    • CHAPTER I. CLIFTON.
    • CHAPTER II. TWO WINTERS.
    • CHAPTER III. FALMOUTH: POEMS.
    • CHAPTER IV. NAPLES: POEMS.
    • CHAPTER V. DISASTER ON DISASTER.
    • CHAPTER VI. VENTNOR: DEATH.
    • CHAPTER VII. CONCLUSION.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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