Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey audiobook

Eminent Victorians

By Lytton Strachey
Read by Jonathan Keeble

Naxos 9780140183504
11.26 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
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    Available on 12/01/2020

    ISBN: 9781799956228

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    ISBN: 9781799956235

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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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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Author Bio: Lytton Strachey

Author Bio: Lytton Strachey

Lytton Strachey (March 1, 1880–January 21, 1932) was an English writer and critic. A founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians (1918), he is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. His biography of Queen Victoria was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 11.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English