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Eminent Victorians

Giles Lytton Strachey

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

49:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

54:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

35:21