Queen Victoria: an eminent illustrated biography

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Black Dog & Leventhal, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
Called a 'brilliant masterpiece' by The London Times, the classic that changed the style of biographical writing has been re-cast in an elegant gift format. This newly illustrated edition shows the queen and her relations at home and abroad, and Lytton Strachey's magnificent prose describes Victoria's love for Albert, the great men and women of her era, the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the British Empire at its finest moment.

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

Quite readable. I need to research why it was republished in 2013. Strachey made it quite plain that he didn't think much of Victoria R. But was quite happy with Albert. Coming to this book with not ... Read full review

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User Review  - tess_schoolmarm - LibraryThing

[Lytton Strachey]'s biography of Queen Victoria is not over the top in minute details. It is written more as a narrative or novel and is quite an enjoyable read. I do wish there was more information ... Read full review



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Born in London in 1880, Lytton Strachey was a biographer, essayist, and literary critic. He was also a reviewer and drama critic for The Spectator and a regular contributor to Independent Review, Nation and Athenaeum, New Quarterly, and New Statesman. His works include Landmarks in French Literature, Queen Victoria, Pope, Elizabeth and Essex, and Characters and Commentaries.

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