Eminent Victorians

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 356 pages
16 Reviews
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  - Paul Taylor - Goodreads

Beautiful prose with a whimsical and waspish sense of humour. The links between the eminent Victorians are made elegantly by Strachey. Read full review

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User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

Strachey's Eminent Victorians are driven and of heroic proportions. I loved this book when I was young. I must have enjoyed seeing Victorian pomposity pricked and ridiculed but I have slightly ... 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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