Eminent Victorians

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 356 pages
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1918. The famous biographer of the Victorians, Strachey was one of the leading members of the Bloomsbury group. Eminent Victorians is a groundbreaking work of biography that raised the genre to the level of high art. It replaced reverence with skepticism and Strachey's wit, iconoclasm, and narrative skill liberated the biographical enterprise. His portraits of Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold, and General Gordon changed perceptions of the Victorians for a generation. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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User Review  - Joe Moody - Goodreads

Modern biography writing in the west tends to look for faults in one's character, just as much as it glorifies one's existence. We enjoy the humanization of the archetype. In this way, the modern ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim Johnson - Goodreads

This is a fine book recommended to me years ago. All four chapters were excellent, but the two that stood out for me were the ones on Florence Nightingale and The End of General Gordon. Strachey was ... Read full review

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Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), among the most famous writers of his time, was a member of the Bloomsbury group and the author of a number of biographies. His Eminent Victorians, published in 1918, inaugurated a new style of biography distinguished by irony, wit, irreverence, and elegance of language. He is also the author of Elizabeth and Essex, Biographical Essays, and Literary Essays.

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