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Eminent Victorians : World's Classics - Lytton Strachey

Eminent Victorians

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 26th February 2009
ISBN: 9780199555017
Number Of Pages: 336

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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.
Lytton Strachey's biographical essays on four "eminent Victorians" dropped an explosive charge on Victorian England when the book was published in 1918. It ushered in the modern biography and raised the genre to the level of high literary art. Strachey approached his subjects with skepticism rather than reverence, and his iconoclastic wit and engaging narratives thrilled as well as shocked his contemporaries. Debunking Church, Public School and Empire, his portraits of Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold of Rugby, and General Gordon of Khartoum changed perceptions of the Victorians for a generation. This edition is unique in being fully annotated and in drawing on the full range of Strachey's manuscript materials and literary remains.

ISBN: 9780199555017
ISBN-10: 019955501X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th February 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.23

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