Excerpt from On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History This edition of Heroes and H era-worship has been pre pared for the use of beginners in the study of Carlyle. With a view to their needs, I have intended that the Introduction should contain as much of a discussion of the author and of the significance of H eroes as may serve to clear the ap proaches to a difi'icult book, and that the Notes should sup ply all necessary information regarding obscure details in the (text. My undertaking has of course involved a general. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.