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Eminent Victorians
     

Eminent Victorians

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by Lytton Strachey
 

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ISBN-10: 160459747X

ISBN-13: 9781604597479

Pub. Date: 06/17/2009

Publisher: Wilder Publications

Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was a founder of the famed Bloomsbury Group, an influential group of intellectuals and writers in wartime England. Considered a masterpiece of biographical writing, "Eminent Victorians" examines the lives of four important figures representative of the Victorian era. This 1918 work is noted for its irreverent sense of realism toward

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Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was a founder of the famed Bloomsbury Group, an influential group of intellectuals and writers in wartime England. Considered a masterpiece of biographical writing, "Eminent Victorians" examines the lives of four important figures representative of the Victorian era. This 1918 work is noted for its irreverent sense of realism toward generally heroized individuals. "Eminent Victorians" looks at the Catholic leader Cardinal Manning, the author and nurse Florence Nightingale, the Catholic reformer Thomas Arnold, and the British Army officer Charles George Gordon. The book was a popular and commercial success, establishing Strachey's writing career. His inventive form of biography was not greeted with total acclaim. Many found his treatment of his subjects to be offensive and unduly critical. His attribution of a realist psychology to his characters left many unnerved. Yet it is this tone that gives the work its texture and energy-a truly artistic work of biography from one of England's most modern minds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604597479
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
06/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
506,645
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Eminent VictoriansIntroduction
Preface

Cardinal Manning
Florence Nightingale
Dr Arnold
The End of General Gordon

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