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Eminent Victorians.

Giles Lytton Strachey

Eminent Victorians.

by Giles Lytton Strachey

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Published by Chatto And Windus in London .
Written in English


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Eminent Victorians was his first book and got his name popularized. Update this section! You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section. Update this section. After you claim a section you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback. Eminent Victorians. Giles Lytton STRACHEY ( - ) On Modern Library's list of Best Non-Fiction books, "Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and the stiff upper lip were debunked.

Eminent Victorians. Penguin Biography No Product Details. Category: books SKU: TMB Title: Eminent Victorians. Penguin Biography No Author: Lytton Strachey Book binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Books Year of publication: Condition: GOOD Description. Rating: % positive.   In he had his first book, Landmarks in French Literature, published, a book that disappeared without trace until Eminent Victorians came along. Eminent Victorians caused something of .

Eminent Victorians () undermined the old myths of high Victorianism and ushered in a new irreverent tone in which chauvinism, hypocrisy, and the English stiff upper lip were debunked. The book consists of biographies of four leading figures of the Victorian era: The Catholic leader Cardinal Manning, the nurse Florence Nightingale, the. About Eminent Victorians. A genre-changing work of biography Eminent Victorians marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and the stiff upper lip were debunked. In it, Strachey cleverly exposes the self-seeking ambitions of Cardinal Manning and the manipulative, neurotic.


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Eminent Victorians by Giles Lytton Strachey Download PDF EPUB FB2

Eminent Victorians begins with one of the best Prefaces ever written. The first line of the book is one for the ages: "The history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it." Inexplicably, this (ironically named) Good Press edition omits the entire Preface.

Do not waste your money on this disrespectful edition/5(51). One should rather read Lytton Strachey’s ‘Eminent Victorians’ if one is interested to gain an insight into how Strachey dismounts with relish Victorian heroes and values.

My motivation to read this book has been generated from my interest in the Bloomsbury Group, which the eccentric Lytton Strachey ( – ) was a prominent member of/5.

Arnold the great educationalist is an anti-intellectual sadist. Gordon is a lunatic whose idiocies are redefined as heroism by imperialist populism back in Britain. 'Eminent Victorians' has become a modern book, as another generation of conservatives invokes religion, heroism, patriotism and family values to justify stupid decisions/5(51).

Eminent Victorians book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Recounts the lives of Prince Albert, Charlotte Bronte, William Ew /5. Eminent Victorians Contents: Cardinal Manning -- Florence Nightingale -- Dr. Arnold -- The end of General Gordon Language: English: LoC Class: DA: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere: Great Britain, Ireland, Central Europe: Subject: Great Britain -- Biography Subject: Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, -- Biography SubjectCited by: Cardinal Manning * Florence Nightingale * Thomas Arnold * General Gordon Lytton Strachey's biographical Eminent Victorians.

book on four 'eminent Victorians' dropped a depth-charge on Victorian England when the book was published in It ushered in the modern biography and raised the genre to the level of high literary art.

Lytton Strachey approached his subjects with scepticism rather than reverence, and /5(14). EMINENT VICTORIANS by Lytton Strachey Preface THE history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the Bowdler's book in a conspicuous position on the drawing-room table, when he came to pay his respects at the Palace.1/6.

Eminent Victorians Lytton Strachey Innovating the application of psychological principles to history, Strachey presents four artful biographies, or “Victorian visions.”. Eminent Victorians begins with one of the best Prefaces ever written.

The first line of the book is one for the ages: "The history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it." Inexplicably, this (ironically named) Good Press edition omits the entire Preface.

Do not waste your money on this disrespectful s: The Eminent Victorians Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.

Well, not much, according to the life histories detailed within the book. Each story is very different and is a reflection of the.

Eminent Victorians had, says Holroyd, begun "without a thesis, but acquired a theme" because of the war. Sigmund Freud, surely correctly, thought that the whole work comprised a. Eminent Victorians marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and the stiff upper lip were debunked.

In it Strachey cleverly exposes the self-seeking ambitions of Cardinal Manning and the manipulative, neurotic Florence Nightingale; and in his essays on Dr Arnold and General /5(14).

Eminent Victorians is a book by Lytton Strachey, consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era. Its fame rests on the irreverence and wit Strachey brought to bear on three men and a woman who had until then been regarded as heroes: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold and General Gordon (although Nightingale is actually praised and her /5(38).

Eminent Victorians by Giles Lytton Strachey, unknown edition, “Discretion is not the better part of biography,” Lytton warns us, and it is with this motto that he paints his portraits of Cardinal Manning, Dr.

Arnold, Florence Nightingale, and General : "Mr. Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians has had, I suppose, the most instant success that any book of account has won in this generation.

Some of Mr. Strachey's incidental portraits are of astonishing brilliancy, notably that of Mr. Gladstone, and the book is sure of long life.

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You can also read the full text online using 5/5(1). 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. About Eminent Victorians. Selected by the Modern Library as one of the best nonfiction books of all time “Eminent Victorians” marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and.

Lytton Strachey (March 1, –Janu ) was an English writer and critic. A 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 of Queen Victoria was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize/5(4).

Eminent Victorians has been on my `to read' list for about 20 yrs, and I'm so glad I finally got around to it. Perhaps Lytton Strachey was the first to create "the new biography," not wrapping his subjects in flowery adjectives as was the style of his times, but instead skewering them with sarcastic and scathingly funny written by:.

Eminent Victorians is a landmark book not only because it punctured many of the pretensions and conceit of the Victorian Era, but because it signaled a new trend in the writing of biography, the influence of which is still discernible today.

Read more from the Study Guide.Eminent Victorians by Giles Lytton Strachey,Chatto & Windus edition, in EnglishPages:   About Eminent Victorians. Lytton Strachey's classic work Eminent Victorians was an assault on the Victorian Age and its values. For this new edition the text it printed in its entirety, and there are also new critical afterwords by four experts, reassessing Strachey's judgements on his subjects and presenting each one in a fresh light.

David Newsome writes on Cardinal Manning; John Pollock on.