Books and Characters
French and English (Dodo Press)
By (author) Lytton Strachey
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Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey
Book DescriptionGiles Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) was a British writer and critic. He is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. From time to time throughout his life Strachey studied Italian, German, and French. Landmarks in French Literature was published in 1912. By 1916 Strachey's theory of biography was fully developed and mature. He was being greatly influenced by Dostoevsky. His first great success, and his most famous achievement, was Eminent Victorians (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. This work was followed in the same style by Queen Victoria (1921). Amongst his other works are Books and Characters: French and English (1922), Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History (1928), Portraits in Miniature (1931) and Characters and Commentaries (1933).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781406575590
Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lytton Strachey
Elizabeth and Essex, Paperback (April 2012)
One of the most famous and tortured romances in history - between Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex - began in 1587, when she was fifty-three and he was nineteen. This title portrays Elizabeth and Essex's compelling attraction for each other, their impassioned disagreements and their mutual struggle for power.
Queen Victoria, Paperback (March 2012)
Presents a portrayal of Queen Victoria. This title shows Victoria as a strong-willed child with a famous temper, as the 18-year-old girl queen, as a monarch, wife, mother and widow. It presents the depictions of her relationships: with her governess precious Lehzen, with Peel, Gladstone and Disraeli, with her beloved Albert and more.
Eminent Victorians, Paperback (February 2009)View all books by Lytton Strachey
Eminent Victorians is a groundbreaking work of biography that raised the genre to the level of high art. It replaced reverence with scepticism and Strachey's wit, iconoclasm, and narrative skill liberated the biographical enterprise. His portraits of Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold, and General Gordon changed perceptions of the Victorians for a generation.
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