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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.

Eminent Victorians by Giles Lytton Strachey (1880 - 1932‪)‬ LibriVox

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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.

    Preface and Cardinal Manning, Chapter 1

    Preface and Cardinal Manning, Chapter 1

    • 20 min
    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 2

    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 2

    • 29 min
    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 3

    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 3

    • 39 min
    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 4

    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 4

    • 33 min
    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 5

    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 5

    • 37 min
    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 6

    Cardinal Manning, Chapter 6

    • 37 min

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