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An unparalleled manifesto for the modern biographer, Strachey's razor-sharp essays about four prominent Victorians brought him tremendous fame. However, the great pacifist's subjects did not fare as well. In an attempt to challenge 19th-century liberal values, he skewers the legends glorifying Florence Nightingale, educator Thomas Arnold, Cardinal Henry Manning, and military hero General Charles George Gordon.

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An unparalleled manifesto for the modern biographer, Strachey's razor-sharp essays about 4 prominent Victorians brought him tremendous fame. However, his subjects fared less well. His challenge to 19th-century liberal values skewers the legends glorifying Florence Nightingale, educator Thomas Arnold, Cardinal Henry Manning, and military hero General Charles "Chinese" Gordon.

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ISBN:
9780486451367
Author:
Strachey, Lytton
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Value Editions
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.53 lb

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An unparalleled manifesto for the modern biographer, Strachey's razor-sharp essays about 4 prominent Victorians brought him tremendous fame. However, his subjects fared less well. His challenge to 19th-century liberal values skewers the legends glorifying Florence Nightingale, educator Thomas Arnold, Cardinal Henry Manning, and military hero General Charles "Chinese" Gordon.

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