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  • Published: 26 October 1989
  • ISBN: 9780141958842
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Eminent Victorians



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.

  • Published: 26 October 1989
  • ISBN: 9780141958842
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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