Froude’s reputation was a disgrace after the Reminiscences were published because of the alleged secrets he revealed of the highly respected and admired man, Thomas Carlyle. The allegations were Carlyle’s marriage “was not a real marriage, and was only a companionship,” Carlyle was abusive and what possibly caused the greatest public outcry was the Froude implied Carlyle was impotent which was, as discussed in class, completely unthinkable to mention at the time in much...
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...y have looked past his disgrace to acknowledge his contributions to literature. More surprisingly the obituaries did have a commonality of critiquing Froude and mentioning he was one to cause controversies.
Froude, James Anthony. “Letter to Ruskin”. November 24, 1886. The Froude-Ruskin Friendship. Ed. Helen Gill Viljoen. NY: Pageant, 1996. p. 61-63.
Froude, James Anthony. My Relations with Carlyle: together with a letter from the late Sir James Stephem, Bart., K.C.S.I. Dated December 9, 1886. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1903. Print. 2-36.
James Anthony Froude. Editorial. New York Times, 21 October 1894.
James Anthony Froude Dead. New York Times. 21 October 1894. ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851-2007) p. 17
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