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eBook The Cyclist and Wheel World Annual ePub

by Lytton Strachey

  • ISBN: 1444672193
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Lytton Strachey
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whitaker Press (December 9, 2009)
  • Pages: 374
  • ePub book: 1597 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1958 kb
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Start by marking The Cyclist and Wheel World Annual as Want to Read . Giles Lytton Strachey was a British writer and critic

Start by marking The Cyclist and Wheel World Annual as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Giles Lytton Strachey 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. His 1921 biography Queen Victoria was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. ISBN13:9781444672190. Release Date:December 2009.

Giles Lytton Strachey (/ˈdʒaɪlz ˈlɪtən ˈstreɪtʃi/; 1 March 1880 – 21 January 1932) was an English writer and critic. A founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians, he is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. His biography Queen Victoria (1921) was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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

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.

He was named "Giles Lytton" after an early sixteenth-century Gyles Strachey and the first Earl of Lytton, who had been a friend of Richard Strachey's when he was Viceroy of India in the late 1870s. The Earl of Lytton was also Lytton Strachey's godfather. The Stracheys had thirteen children in total, ten of whom survived to adulthood, including Lytton's sister Dorothy Strachey.

When Ingres painted his vast 'Apotheosis of Homer,' he represented, grouped round the central throne, all the great poets of the ancient and modern worlds, with a single e. Mr. John Bailey, in a volume of essays entitled 'The Claims of French Poetry,' discussed the qualities of Racine at some length, placed him, not without contumely, among the second rank of writers, and drew the conclusion that, though indeed the merits of French poetry are many and great, it is not among the pages of Racine that they are to be found.

Strachey's best known book is Eminent Victorians, published in 1918. The outdoor figures are frequently hikers, exploring the outside world. Godfrey has argued that Foucault, Darwin and Strachey could also be thought of as explorers, seeking in an intellectual sense. It consists of four biographical essays, among them ‘The End of General Gordon'. The book deals with the hypocrisies of the Victorian age and in ‘The End of General Gordon' Strachey attacks imperialism and power politics. Campbell told Collins that many of his images come from second-hand books: ‘Every piece of information in the painting comes from a second-hand book-shop' (. 9).

Lytton Strachey, the English biographer and critic, introduced a new era of biographical writing at the close of World .

Lytton Strachey, the English biographer and critic, introduced a new era of biographical writing at the close of World War I. Strachey’s works are celebrated for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wi.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Eminent Victorians, first published in 1918 and consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era. Its fame rests on the irreverence and wit Strachey brought to bear on three men and a woman who had till then been regarded as heroes and heroine. They were: Cardinal Manning Florence Nightingale Thomas Arnold General Gordon The book made Strachey's name and placed him firmly in the top rank of biographers.

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.