Eminent VictoriansBook - 1986
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.
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin Books, 1986.
Branch Call Number: 941.081 STR
Characteristics: 267 p. ; 20 cm.