Eminent Victorians

Paperback | March 26, 2009

byLytton StracheyEditorJohn Sutherland

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Cardinal Manning * Florence Nightingale * Thomas Arnold * General Gordon 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. Lytton Strachey approached his subjects with scepticismrather 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 theVictorians 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.

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Cardinal Manning * Florence Nightingale * Thomas Arnold * General Gordon 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. ...

John Sutherland is the author of s Heathcliff a Murderer? and three other literary puzzle books in OWC. He has edited numerous OWC Victorian classics, is a regular reviewer for the LRB, TLS, and Guardian, and writes a weekly column for the Guardian. He also appears regularly on the radio and television and was literary adviser for t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.59 inPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019955501X

ISBN - 13:9780199555017

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IntroductionNote on the Text and ManuscriptSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Lytton StracheyPrefaceCardinal ManningFlorence NightingaleDr. ArnoldThe End of General GordonAppendix: Biographical SketchesExplanatory Notes