Eminent Victorians

Eminent Victorians

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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 qeminent Victoriansq 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.Stracheya#39;s manuscripts of the four biographical essays and his working notes for Eminent Victorians are held in British Library, ... He is least attentive in the Gordon essay in which his control of paragraph length (to take an obvious example)anbsp;...


Title:Eminent Victorians
Author: Lytton Strachey, John Sutherland
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2003
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