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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Review: Eminent VictoriansUser 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
Review: Eminent VictoriansUser 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