Eminent Victorians

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time "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 ...

Author: Lytton Strachey

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780679640158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time "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.
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Eminent Victorians

When Lytton Strachey published Emininent Victorians, he took the general perception of the Victorian age among English-speaking readers and turned it upside-down.

Author: Lytton Strachey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781625580283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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When Lytton Strachey published Emininent Victorians, he took the general perception of the Victorian age among English-speaking readers and turned it upside-down. Four of the most eminent and idealized heroic figures of the Victorian age came under his witty and unsparing gaze and emerged, astonishingly enough, as human beings.
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Eminent Victorians

A list of the principal sources from which I have drawn is appended to each Biography.

Author: Lytton Strachey

Publisher: 谷月社

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A list of the principal sources from which I have drawn is appended to each Biography. I would indicate, as an honourable exception to the current commodity, Sir Edward Cook's excellent Life of Florence Nightingale, without which my own study, though composed on a very different scale and from a decidedly different angle, could not have been written. Cardinal Manning HENRY EDWARD MANNING was born in 1807 and died in 1892. His life was extraordinary in many ways, but its interest for the modern inquirer depends mainly upon two considerations—the light which his career throws upon the spirit of his age, and the psychological problems suggested by his inner history. He belonged to that class of eminent ecclesiastics—and it is by no means a small class—who have been distinguished less for saintliness and learning than for practical ability. Had he lived in the Middle Ages he would certainly have been neither a Francis nor an Aquinas, but he might have been an Innocent. As it was, born in the England of the nineteenth century, growing up in the very seed-time of modern progress, coming to maturity with the first onrush of Liberalism, and living long enough to witness the victories of Science and Democracy, he yet, by a strange concatenation of circumstances, seemed almost to revive in his own person that long line of diplomatic and administrative clerics which, one would have thought, had come to an end for ever with Cardinal Wolsey. In Manning, so it appeared, the Middle Ages lived again. The tall gaunt figure, with the face of smiling asceticism, the robes, and the biretta, as it passed in triumph from High Mass at the Oratory to philanthropic gatherings at Exeter Hall, from Strike Committees at the Docks to Mayfair drawing-rooms where fashionable ladies knelt to the Prince of the Church, certainly bore witness to a singular condition of affairs. What had happened? Had a dominating character imposed itself upon a hostile environment? Or was the nineteenth century, after all, not so hostile? Was there something in it, scientific and progressive as it was, which went out to welcome the representative of ancient tradition and uncompromising faith? Had it, perhaps, a place in its heart for such as Manning—a soft place, one might almost say? Or, on the other hand, was it he who had been supple and yielding? He who had won by art what he would never have won by force, and who had managed, so to speak, to be one of the leaders of the procession less through merit than through a superior faculty for gliding adroitly to the front rank? And, in any case, by what odd chances, what shifts and struggles, what combinations of circumstance and character, had this old man come to be where he was? Such questions are easier to ask than to answer; but it may be instructive, and even amusing, to look a little more closely into the complexities of so curious a story.
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Eminent Victorians

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Author: Giles Lytton Strachey

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"Eminent Victorians" by Giles Lytton Strachey. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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A Study Guide for Lytton Strachey s Eminent Victorians

In Eminent Victorians (1918), Lytton Strachey examined the lives of four famous English individuals from the Victorian Era and found that they were not quite what previous biographies and popular legend had made them out to be.

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A Study Guide for Lytton Strachey's "Eminent Victorians," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.
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Eminent Victorians on American Democracy

They have been chosen rather than other protago- nists not simply because they were 'Eminent Victorians', to borrow Lytton Strachey's phrase, but because they engaged more seriously in constitutional issues than writers such as Charles ...

Author: Frank Prochaska

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199640614

Category: History

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Surveys a wide range of nineteenth-century British opinion on the United States, significant to them not only because it was the world's most advanced democracy, but also because it was a political experiment that was seen to anticipate the future of Britain.
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Eminent Victorian Chess Players

Together, the ten eminent Victorian chess players provide a view of the whole period and of both amateur and professional chess in Britain, and to some extent the international competitive chess scene also.

Author: Tim Harding

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476601434

Category: Games & Activities

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This book portrays British chess life in the nineteenth century through biographical studies of ten players who shaped the modern game. From Captain Evans, inventor of the famous gambit, to Isidor Gunsberg, England's first challenger for the world championship, personal narratives are blended with game annotations to reassess players' achievements and character. The author has combined deep reading in primary sources with genealogical research to reveal new facts and correct previous misunderstandings. Major chapters on Howard Staunton and William Steinitz, in particular, highlight the tensions between Englishmen and immigrants, amateurs and professionals. The contrasting long careers of Henry Bird and Joseph Blackburne provide a thread of continuity. The lives of several other important figures in Victorian chess are also presented. More than 160 games (with diagrams), several annotated in detail, and 50 photographs and line drawings are included. Appendices provide career records for all ten; there are extensive notes, a bibliography and indexes.
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Eminent Victorians

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Eminent Victorians

This book consists of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era. Its fame rests on the irreverence and wit Strachey brought to bear on three men and a woman who had till then been regarded as heroes and heroine.

Author: Lytton Strachey

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ISBN: 1497567467

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This book consists of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era. Its fame rests on the irreverence and wit Strachey brought to bear on three men and a woman who had till then been regarded as heroes and heroine. They were: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold, General Gordon. The book made Strachey's name and placed him firmly in the top rank of biographers, where he remains. THE history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian-ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art. Concerning the Age which has just passed, our fathers and our grandfathers have poured forth and accumulated so vast a quantity of information that the industry of a Ranke would be submerged by it, and the perspicacity of a Gibbon would quail before it. It is not by the direct method of a scrupulous narration that the explorer of the past can hope to depict that singular epoch.
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Eminent Victorians

"Eminent Victorians" is a classic by Lytton Strachey consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era.

Author: Lytton Strachey

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ISBN: 1451535341

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"Eminent Victorians" is a classic by Lytton Strachey consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era. Its fame rests on the irreverence and wit Strachey brought to bear on three men and a woman who had till then been regarded as heroes and heroine. They were: Cardinal Henry Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold, and General Charles Gordon. "Eminent Victorians" made Strachey's name and placed him firmly in the top rank of biographers, where he remains. Lytton Strachey first started "Eminent Victorians" under the title "Victorian Silhouettes," intending to cover the biographies of twelve notable Victorian personalities. Becoming convinced that the Victorian worthies were hypocrites who had bequeathed to his generation the "profoundly evil" system "by which it is sought to settle international disputes by force", Strachey decided to cover only four characters. "Eminent Victorians" was first published in 1818, with almost uniformly enthusiastic reviews. Each of the lives in "Eminent Victorians" are very different, although there are common threads.
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Eminent Victorians in South Africa

For those interested in knowing more about Gordon there are many full - length biographies and he is also the subject of one of the essays in Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians . It was this coincidence which inspired the title of my ...

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The Victorians Since 1901

Conclusion By stressing the ironies and the background of Eminent Victorians , this chapter may seem to strip out some of its vehemence and to undermine Strachey somewhat , making him more like the eminent Victorians than he would have ...

Author: Miles Taylor

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719067251

Category: History

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Over a century after the death of Queen Victoria, historians are busy re-appraising her age and achievements. However, our understanding of the Victorian era is itself a part of history, shaped by changing political, cultural and intellectual fashions. Bringing together a group of international scholars from the disciplines of history, English literature, art history and cultural studies, this book identifies and assesses the principal influences on twentieth-century attitudes towards the Victorians. Developments in academia, popular culture, public history and the internet are covered in this important and stimulating collection, and the final chapters anticipate future global trends in interpretations of the Victorian era, making an essential volume for students of Victorian Studies.
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Eminent Victorians

Strachey is best known for writing Eminent Victorians and an award-winning biography on Queen Victoria.Eminent Victorians is a book that consists of detailed biographies of four famous figures from the Victorian era: Cardinal Manning, ...

Author: Giles Strachey

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Giles Lytton Strachey was a British writer and critic and was also one of the founding members of the Bloomsbury Group which included other great authors such as Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, and John Maynard Keynes. Strachey is best known for writing Eminent Victorians and an award-winning biography on Queen Victoria.Eminent Victorians is a book that consists of detailed biographies of four famous figures from the Victorian era: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold, and General Gordon.
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The Victorians

2 Anti - Victorianism In May 1918 the man who had inflated the rubber balloon and made risque quips about German soldiers finally published his book on the Victorians . Eminent Victorians , as it was called , was a study of the lives of ...

Author: John Gardiner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852855606

Category: History

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A major study of changing attitudes to the Victorians, from Lytton Strachey to the present day. >
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Eminent Victorians Illustrated

AN HISTORICAL CLASSIC Eminent Victorians is a collection of biographies on famous English citizens during the Victorian Age.

Author: Lytton Strachey

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AN HISTORICAL CLASSIC Eminent Victorians is a collection of biographies on famous English citizens during the Victorian Age. Biographies include Florence Nightingale, Cardinal Manning, and more. DETAILS: Includes Images of Famous Victorians
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Eminent Victorians

The subjects of the essays are Florence Nightingale, Dr. Thomas Arnold, Cardinal Manning, and General Charles Gordon.

Author: Lytton Strachey

Publisher: IndyPublish.com

ISBN: 1437834957

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Giles Lytton Strachey (1880 - 1932) has written an extremely unconventional collection of biographical sketches, in which the mental and spiritual lives of the subjects are displayed. Strachey has chosen to examine the Victorian era through the lives of a nurse, an ecclesiastic, an educator and an adventurer. The subjects of the essays are Florence Nightingale, Dr. Thomas Arnold, Cardinal Manning, and General Charles Gordon.
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Eminent Victorians

This edition of Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey features an eye-catching new cover design and is presented in a font that is both modern and readable.

Author: Fergus Hume

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9781513278933

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Featuring prominent figures in education, religion, science, and war, Eminent Victorians is a fascinating collection of Victorian biographies. Beginning with a discussion of the achievements of Cardinal Manning, Strachey provides insight on the Cardinal’s rise to power and follows the creation of the Oxford Movement, which began the development of the Anglo-Catholic church. Sparing no detail, Manning’s feud with the influential theologian John Henry Newman and its effects on his career is well highlighted. Next, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, is depicted in a more flattering light that the other subjects. Portrayed as a clever, intense, and ambitious woman, Nightingale is deemed to have an insufferable personality, but as a woman of undeniably impressive achievement. Credited for the development of the public school system, Dr. Thomas Arnold is commended for his ideas, but criticized for the unintentional negative impact he had on education. Finally, General Gordon’s legacy is saved from obscurity as the stories of his intense missions are explored. As an adventurous mercenary, Gordon navigated conflicts between governments, often decreasing the collateral of war. First published in 1918, Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey brought innovation to the biographical genre. With exciting and honest narratives, Eminent Victorians challenges the idealistic portrayal of historical figures, observing their fault without greatly slighting their achievements. Through this lens, prominent historical figures such as Florence Nightingale, Cardinal Manning, Thomas Arnold, and General Gordon are remembered as real people instead of mere figures of adoration. Featuring the depiction of innovation in religion, education, science, math, and politics, Strachey’s work encompasses much of the Victorian society, granting readers a riveting and entertaining perspective on the period. This edition of Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey features an eye-catching new cover design and is presented in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition is accessible and appealing to contemporary audiences, restoring Eminent Victorians to modern standards while preserving the original innovation and insight of Lytton Strachey’s work.
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Eminent Victorians The Original Classic Edition

The history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it.

Author: Lytton Strachey

Publisher: Tebbo

ISBN: 1486155340

Category: Fiction

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The history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian-ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art. Concerning the Age which has just passed, our fathers and our grandfathers have poured forth and accumulated so vast a quantity of information that the industry of a Ranke would be submerged by it, and the perspicacity of a Gibbon would quail before it. It is not by the direct method of a scrupulous narration that the explorer of the past can hope to depict that singular epoch. If he is wise, he will adopt a subtler strategy. He will attack his subject in unexpected places; he will fall upon the flank, or the rear; he will shoot a sudden, revealing searchlight into obscure recesses, hitherto undivined.
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