Eminent Victorians (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Eminent Victorians (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Lytton Strachey
     
 

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"Discretion is not the better part of biography," Strachey warns us, and it is with this motto that he paints his portraits of Cardinal Manning, Dr. Arnold, Florence Nightingale, and General Gordon. The caricatures - which represent the world of religion, philanthropy, education, and politics - expose the high Victorian myths, and reveal a slightly darker truth about… See more details below

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"Discretion is not the better part of biography," Strachey warns us, and it is with this motto that he paints his portraits of Cardinal Manning, Dr. Arnold, Florence Nightingale, and General Gordon. The caricatures - which represent the world of religion, philanthropy, education, and politics - expose the high Victorian myths, and reveal a slightly darker truth about the leading figures of the era.

Some say that he led the world into the next generation, but that claim is essentially over inflated. What can be said is that the line between fiction and non-fiction was blurred. A new genre was born: literary biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411431041
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
598,132
File size:
1 MB

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