Eminent Victorians

Giles Lytton STRACHEY (1880 - 1932)

On Modern Library's list of 100 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. In it, Strachey cleverly exposes the self-seeking ambitions of Cardinal Manning and the manipulative, neurotic Florence Nightingale; and in his essays on Dr Arnold and General Gordon, his quarries are not only his subjects but also the public-school system and the whole structure of nineteenth-century liberal values.

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

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Play 01 Preface and Cardinal Manning, Chapter 1 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 02 Cardinal Manning, Chapter 2 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 11 Florence Nightingale, Chapter 1 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 14 Florence Nightingale, Chapters 4 & 5 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 15 Dr. Arnold, Part 1 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 17 The End of General Gordon, Part 1 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 19 The End of General Gordon, Part 3 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 21 The End of General Gordon, Part 5 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 23 The End of General Gordon, Part 7 Margaret Espaillat
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