Lytton Strachey

Eminent Victorians

originally published:
London : Chatto and Windus

We offered this early reprint in 2004.


  • Connolly 100(1918)

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bio notes:
born: 3/1/1880
died: 1/21/1932
born as: Lytton Strachey

English biographer and critic who opened a new era of biographical writing at the close of World War I. Adopting an irreverent attitude to the past and especially to the monumental life-and-letters volumes of Victorian biography, Strachey proposed to write lives with "a brevity which excludes everything that is redundant and nothing that is significant." He is best known for Eminent Victorians (1918)-short sketches of the Victorian idols Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold, and General Charles "Chinese" Gordon. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature