Eminent Victorians

Cardinal Manning; Dr. Arnold; Florence Nightingale; General Gordon

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
1999
May 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.2
MB

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