Eminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey
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Eminent Victorians

Author: Lytton Strachey

Narrator: Jonathan Keeble

Abridged: 11 hr 15 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Naxos

Published: 08/24/2020

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Historical

Synopsis

Eminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey's wonderfully witty and Wildean quartet of biographies, stands out as one of the most radical and groundbreaking works of its genre. With relentless precision, Strachey explores the lives of four exemplars of the Victorian age: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold and General Gordon, irreverently bringing to light the flaws, strengths, ambitions and hypocrisies of these treasured legends. The combination of thrilling and imaginative narratives with Strachey's ironic reckoning shocked many contemporary readers of the time, and even altered the course of biography, making a powerful case for its elevation to high art.

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