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Eminent Victorians

  • 573 Pages
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Chatto & Windus , London
StatementLytton Strachey
SeriesChatto pocket library ; 6
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 573 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15108969M
ISBN 100701160535

Dec 11,  · Eminent Victorians, first published in and 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 till then been regarded as heroes and writeifyoulivetogetthere.com by: According to the introduction, Eminent Victorians was a rather ground-breaking work, replacing the thick, dusty tomes of yesteryear that were full of dull dates and a feeling of reverence for their subjects with acerbic wit and no small amount of irony/5.

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Read more 4 people found this helpful/5(23). Considered a masterpiece of biographical writing, "Eminent Victorians" examines the lives of four important figures representative of the Victorian era. This work is noted for its irreverent sense of realism toward generally heroized individuals/5.

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Dec 01,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project writeifyoulivetogetthere.com by: 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.

Book review: “Eminent Victorians” By Lytton Strachey Twenty years ago, a friend of mine, Steve Swanson, recommended Lytton Strachey’s “Eminent Victorians” as a classic in the field of biography — and a delightful read as well.

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An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback. May 19,  · But after the release of his new book about eminent Victorians, the literary world has begged to differ, with critics gleefully mauling it as “staggeringly silly” and “absolutely abysmal”.

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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.

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.

Buy Eminent Victorians by online on writeifyoulivetogetthere.com at best prices. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible writeifyoulivetogetthere.coms: 7. 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.

Eminent Victorians () is a collection of four short biographies by Lytton Strachey. The biographies of these famous Victorians are hardly exhaustive but focus on only the most important aspects of each life.

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.

Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey Eminent Victorians is a book by Lytton Strachey (one of the older members of the Bloomsbury Group), first published in and consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era.

Its fame rests on the irreverence and. Description: When Lytton Strachey published Emininent Victorians, he took the general perception of the Victorian age among English-speaking readers and turned it upside-down.

Four of the most eminent and idealized heroic figures of the Victorian age came under his witty and unsparing gaze and emerged, astonishingly enough, as human beings. Aug 06,  · From the first page of Eminent Victorians it is clear that something is up.

The tyro author – Strachey’s only previous book had been a volume of academic criticism – proclaims that the old. 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. 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 the stiff upper lip were debunked.

Jan 01,  · 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 writeifyoulivetogetthere.com by: Nov 01,  · Eminent Victorians Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.

Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). Lytton Strachey's biographical essays 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/5(2K).

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Eminent Victorians writeifyoulivetogetthere.comey MayWhen Bertrand Russell read the book while in jail during the First World War he laughed so loud that he was admonished by his. Jan 31,  · "Eminent Victorians," published inwas Strachey's second book, preceded by the spirited and still useful "Landmarks in French Literature" and by dozens of essays and reviews.

"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.

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