Eminent Victorians: The Illustrated Edition

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Lytton Strachey's biographical essays on four 'eminent Victorians' dropped a depth-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 scepticism 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.

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Giles Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He then became an essayist and book reviewer. The publication of Eminent Victorians brought him success and made him famous. Other works include Queen Victoria and Portraits in Miniature.

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