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eBook Queen Victoria (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) download ISBN: 0140183930
Author: Lytton Strachey
Publisher: Penguin Classics (August 1, 1997)
Language: English
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Category: Biography
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This is the definitive biography of Britain’s greatest monarch, who was hailed at once as the mother of her people and as the embodied symbol of their imperial greatness. One of the surpassingly beautiful prose achievements of our time (Chicago Daily News). Index; illustrations.

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This is not in Lytton Strachey's crafty and mordant biography but he would have seen this and smirked his head off. When Queen Victoria got married, the joke going round the gentlemen's clubs of Mayfair was about the honeymoon train. Giles Lytton Strachey was an early 20th century writer and biographer who developed a reputation for writing biographies that dealt with individuals as people, rather than the events they were associated with.

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Penguin Twentieth-Century classics: Queen Victoria by Lytton StracheyTitle: Queen Victoria Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century classics Format: Paperback Type: BOOK Publisher: Penguin Classics UK Release.

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In this highly acclaimed, classic biography of Queen Victoria who, with her irresistible sincerity defined an entire era and etched her name into history by the power and strength of her personality, Lytton Strachey created a humane portrait of the iconic monarch whose unaffected simplicity, youthful vitality and deep conscientiousness won the hearts of her people. Queen Victoria caught the vivid imagination of the admiring public, for the dazzling symbol of England’s amazing might rested upon her youthful head

A biography of the British queen covers her childhood, relations with other heads of state, devotion to Prince Albert, and the psychological influences on her character
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A concisely written and revealing biography of Queen Victoria, one of the classics on this longest (to date) ruling monarch. Strachey gets at the essence of Victoria and her times without the overwhelming detail of most writers. He chooses his anecdotes wisely and they give one a clear picture of this hard-working but obstinate monarch who loved power and being the "grandmama of Europe." She also loved her country and was smart enough to surround herself with bright but eccentric prime ministers such as Benjamin Disraeli. Too bad she couldn't have shown her children, particularly her heir Edward VII, a little more empathy and less disdain.
The information said it was illustrated. I am currently interested in Queen Victoria's life and thought this might be a good purchase. One picture.
strachey became famous for his 'eminent victorians' which has the reputation for being a hatchet job-but he was looking at the previous generation from the disillusioned, post-WWI perspective, and he treats florence nightingale et al more like prodigies than monsters. when he undertook to write about the eponymous queen herself, people expected it would be another exercise in target practice-even his mother tried to discourage him, saying that 'if she was stupid, it was not her fault.' But in the event what he produced is one of the most sympathetic, if slightly condescending, biographies ever written-and absolutely one of the most accomplished. it is a chronicle of victoria's 60+-year-long political career and emotional life, a series of portraits of all the personalities in her life-including albert, his curious replacement john brown, disraeli-him, it is true, strachey clearly did not like-a completely non-pedantic reflection on the growth and eventual shrinkage of the british empire during her reign-and the whole thing is done so subtly, so gracefully-and, at the same time, so forcefully-that you may find yourself talking about nothing else but this book and queen victoria for days afterward. one of the most successful marriages of rigorous scholarship and beautiful style in english literature.