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Eminent Victorians by  Lytton Strachey - Hardcover - 1918 - from Crooked House Books & Paper and Biblio.com

Eminent Victorians

by Strachey, Lytton

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


New York: Modern Library, 1918. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Flexible blue cloth covered boards, 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, 342 pages plus publishers list in rear, 257 titles on rear of dust jacket, Rockwell Kent endpapers, Toledano binding 7, pictorial dust jacket; spine a little sun faded, old bookstore stamp in front endpaper; lightly toned dust jacket is edge worn with chipping at extremities, lightly sunned spine, short closed tear at top rear edge. Attractive early printing of Strachey's assault on the Victorian establishment.

“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.


  • Bookseller: Crooked House Books & Paper US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001198
  • Title: Eminent Victorians
  • Author: Strachey, Lytton
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1918
  • Keywords: VICTORIAN BIOGRAPHIES BIOGRAPHY BLOOMSBURY GROUP ENGLISH ENGLAND LITERARY HISTORY


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