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Eminent Victorians

CARDINAL MANNING; FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE; DR ARNOLD; THE END OF GENERAL GORDON

Lytton Strachey - Author

Michael Holroyd - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140183504 | 288 pages | 19 Jul 1990 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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.

Eminent Victorians Introduction
Preface

Cardinal Manning
Florence Nightingale
Dr Arnold
The End of General Gordon

‘The work of a great anarch, a revolutionary textbook on bourgeois society,’ - Cyril Connolly