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Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey - Hardcover - Reprint.  - 1918 - from Henniker Book Farm and Biblio.com

Eminent Victorians

by Lytton Strachey

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Modern Library, 1918. Reprint. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very Good/Very Good condition. Reprint. Occasional light pencil markings. Previous owner's markings on the front free end paper. Dust jacket chipped (see our photo).


“Discretion is not the better part of biography,” Lytton warns us, and it is with this motto that he paints his portraits of Cardinal Manning, Dr. Arnold, Florence Nightingale, and General Gordon. The caricatures – which represent the world of religion, philanthropy, education, and politics – expose the high Victorian myths, and reveal a slightly darker truth about the leading figures of the era.Some say that he led the world into the next generation, but that claim is essentially over inflated. What can be said is that the line between fiction and non-fiction was blurred. A new genre was born: literary biography.




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