Eminent Victorians cover

Eminent Victorians

Giles Lytton Strachey (1880-1932)

1. 01 - Preface and Cardinal Manning, Chapter 1
2. 02 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 2
3. 03 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 3
4. 04 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 4
5. 05 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 5
6. 06 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 6
7. 07 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 7
8. 08 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 8
9. 09 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 9
10. 10 - Cardinal Manning, Chapter 10
11. 11 - Florence Nightingale, Chapter 1
12. 12 - Florence Nightingale, Chapter 2
13. 13 - Florence Nightingale, Chapter 3
14. 14 - Florence Nightingale, Chapters 4 & 5
15. 15 - Dr. Arnold, Part 1
16. 16 - Dr. Arnold, Part 2
17. 17 - The End of General Gordon, Part 1
18. 18 - The End of General Gordon, Part 2
19. 19 - The End of General Gordon, Part 3
20. 20 - The End of General Gordon, Part 4
21. 21 - The End of General Gordon, Part 5
22. 22 - The End of General Gordon, Part 6
23. 23 - The End of General Gordon, Part 7

(*) Your listen progress will be continuously saved. Just bookmark and come back to this page and continue where you left off.

Genres

Summary

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.