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Eminent Victorians: The Illustrated Edition Hardcover – 1 Apr 1989

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson (April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555843530
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555843533
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 19.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,157,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paul Levy, editor of Strachey`s correspondence, writes the introduction and the book carries a foreword by the last of the great Bloomsbury Group, Frances Partridge.' --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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I love the way Lytton Strachey writes - he is one of my favourite authors now. Thank God I discovered him through Michael Holroyd. It's a pity his output was so small but he died young. Here he debunks Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr Arnold & General Gordon of Khartoum - all of whom were somewhat idolised by the Victorian public. I think he did have some personal connection with all of them so not completely picked out of the air. All of them slightly controversial figures of whom to this day you're not quite sure what to believe. As with his biography of Queen Victoria (also on my Profile page) he manages to spin out things you didn't know and make each character more interesting. I thought the best one on Cardinal Manning. He uses some quite old-fashioned vocabulary but that doesn't matter. Onto The Greville Memoirs now.
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Strachy, the recluse homosexual, applied the sexual politics of "Carringtion" with the intellect of Oxbridge to suit the appitites of "Bloomsbury". All this in order to analysis the historical influence of the Victorians. He was brilliantly successful in his efforts and the "Emminent Victorians" stands as a becon of faction which illuminates us all. It was NO mistake that Mike Nyman was chosen to compose the music for the film "Carrington", which celebrates parts of Strachy's life, for here is a modern analysis of an author that understood "morality" has its own definition and that history dictates this as much as Marxian economic inevitability ever can. A excellant and absorbing read, not to be missed. Jenny Jones, Oxon, England.
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Of his time and group a great analysis of our friable 'heroes'.
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