Eminent Victorians

Eminent Victorians

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Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

THE history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian--ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art. Concerning the Age which has just passed, our fathers and our grandfathers have poured forth and accumulated so vast a quantity of information that the industry of a Ranke would be submerged by it, and the perspicacity of a Gibbon would quail before it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199555017
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,322,824
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians, he is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. His biography Queen Victoria (1921) was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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