Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

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by Lytton Strachey
     
 

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Hailed as a "brilliant masterpiece" by the London Times, Lytton Strachey's classic work gives the most comprehensive and delightful look at Queen Victoria and her reign. The book that changed the style of biographical writing is now expanded with historical illustrations.

Here is the full panorama of Victoria's life, her childhood, her marriage to…  See more details below

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Hailed as a "brilliant masterpiece" by the London Times, Lytton Strachey's classic work gives the most comprehensive and delightful look at Queen Victoria and her reign. The book that changed the style of biographical writing is now expanded with historical illustrations.

Here is the full panorama of Victoria's life, her childhood, her marriage to Albert, and her majestic domination of a colorful court circle. Illustrated spreads beautifully depict the great men and women of her time, Balmoral Castle, The Great Exhibition of 1851, and scenes of the Empire at its finest moment.

Originally published in 1921, this prose timelessly portrays the details of the royal family that fascinated readers in the Victorian era and continue to intrigue us in the present day. Strachey's flair for throwing "a sudden revealing searchlight into obscure recesses, hitherto undivined," places Queen Victoria as one of the literary landmarks of the century.

Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was a member of the Bloomsbury group and the author of a number of biographies including Eminent Victorians and Elizabeth and Essex.

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Editorial Reviews

Guardian
Hilarious social commentary… If all biographies were like Stracheys, they would probably kill off the novel altogether.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461053422
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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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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