Books Thomas Carlyle Books by Thomas Carlyle Thomas Carlyle has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Thomas Carlyle You Must Read This A Historical Account Of Revolution In Present Tense October 15, 2012 After the first manuscript of Thomas Carlyle's French Revolution was accidentally burned, he began again with renewed fervor. Historian H.W. Brands explains why Carlyle's book remains fresh as ever. Have you ever lost your magnum opus to fire or flash drive? Tell us in the comments.