History of Friedrich I of Prussia Called Frederick The Great - Thomas Carlyle Vol. 2 and 3 - 1858 Sterling Edition Hardback Bundle

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Blurb: “History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great is a biography of Friedrich II of Prussiaby Scottish essayist, historian and philosopher Thomas Carlyle. It was first published in six volumes from 1858 to 1865.”

James Anthony Froude called it "the grandest of his works" Ralph Waldo Emerson considered it "a book that is a Judgment Day, for its moral verdict on men and nations, and the manners of modern times." He also called it "Infinitely the wittiest book that was ever written." James Russell Lowell wrote that "The figures of most historians seem like dolls stuffed with bran, whose whole substance runs out through any hole that criticism may tear in them; but Carlyle's are so real in comparison, that, if you prick them, they bleed."