The influence of Carlyle on the social ideas of Ruskin in the period from 1860 to 1884
Text from page 1: "To connect the name of Ruskin with that of Carlyle is not a new idea. Every biographer and critic of Ruskin refers to the relation which existed between the two men; all mention especially Ruskin's admiration and respect for Carlyle. But no detailed study of the relationship of these two writers has yet been made; no considerable attempt has been made to determine definitely what Carlyle contributed to the ideas of Ruskin; no investigation has been made of the character and extent of the influence of the one upon the other. This study is not comprehensive; it is restricted and limited. It proposes to determine where, how, and to what extent Carlyle influenced the social ideas of Ruskin between 1860 and 1884."