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Eminent Victorians

By Lytton Strachey, Giles

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Title: Eminent Victorians  
Author: Lytton Strachey, Giles
Language: English
Subject: Non-fiction, Biography, Essay/Short nonfiction
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Strachey, G. L. (1918). Eminent Victorians. Retrieved from

On Modern Library's list of 100 Best Non-Fiction books, 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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