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This is an auction for FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Lytton Strachey.

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"Eminent Victorians is a book by Lytton Strachey (one of the older members of the Bloomsbury Group), 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... The background features of Florence Nightingale's story are the machinations of the War Office, and the obtuseness of the military and politicians. Influenced by Sigmund Freud, Strachey depicts Florence Nightingale as an intense, driven woman who is both personally intolerable and admirable in her achievements... The American critic Edmund Wilson wrote in the New Republic of 21 September 1932, not long after Strachey's death "Lytton Strachey's chief mission, of course, was to take down once and for all the pretensions of the Victorian age to moral superiority... neither the Americans nor the English have ever, since Eminent Victorians appeared, been able to feel quite the same about the legends that had dominated their pasts. Something had been punctured for good. With the publication of Eminent Victorians, Lytton Strachey set out to breathe life into the Victorian era for future generations to read..."

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Hardback 1938.

71 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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