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Eminent Victorians (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

Eminent Victorians (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Author: Lytton Strachey
ISBN 13: 9780140183504
ISBN 10: 140183507
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1990-07-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $15.00

1918. The famous biographer of the Victorians, Strachey was one of the leading members of the Bloomsbury group. 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. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Library Journal

An illustrated edition of the classic, with numerous paintings, drawings, and photographs of the Victorian era enhancing the text.-- MR