Sartor Resartus ("The Tailor Retailored") is ostensibly an introduction to a strange history of clothing by the German Professor of Things in General, Diogenes Teufelsdrockh; its deeper concerns are social injustice, the right way of living in the world, and the large questions of faith and understanding. This is the first edition to present the novel as it originally appeared, with indications of the changes Carlyle made to later editions.
`I am delighted with this edition, which is long overdue, and shall adopt it forthwith. The introduction is excellent.'
Barbara Dennis, S.D.U.C. Lampeter.