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1stworld Library,Lytton Strachey
1st World Library - Literary Society (December 20, 2006)
Leaders & Notable People
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Queen Victoria was a woman with a heart, sharing selflessly in the sorrows of her people and in their personal bereavements and sufferings. Her tears of sympathy were mingled with her nation’s tears. She was quite undoubtedly the people’s Queen. In an age of democracy, Queen Victoria was one of the most democratic rulers of her day. On 20th June, 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the throne and died on 22nd January, 1901 after an illustrious reign of sixty-three years, seven months and two days, the longest in the history of the British throne.

Coming to this book with not. s biography of Queen Victoria is not over the top in minute details. It is written more as a narrative or novel and is quite an enjoyable read

Coming to this book with not. It is written more as a narrative or novel and is quite an enjoyable read. I do wish there was more information.

First published in 1921. eBooksaide The University of Adelaide Library University of Adelaide South Australia 5005. Last updated Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 14:23. queen victoria/index. Last updated Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 12:00.

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.

Lytton Strachey's first great success, and his most famous achievement .

Lytton Strachey's first great success, and his most famous achievement, was 'Eminent Victorians' (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victoria. Read and listen to as many books as you like! Download books offline, listen to several books simultaneously, switch to kids mode, or try out a book that you never thought you would.

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1st World Publishing, 2006 - 273 sayfa. Coming to this book with not. On November 6, 1817, died the Princess Charlotte, only child of the Prince Regent, and heir to the crown of England. Tam incelemeyi okuyun.

On November 6, 1817, died the Princess Charlotte, only child of the Prince Regent, and heir to the crown of England. Her short life had hardly been a happy one. By nature impulsive, capricious, and vehement, she had always longed for liberty; and she had
  • Toward the end of the book, the author admits without apology that he only barely alluded to a few of the important events of the 19th century or the vital public figures of Victoria's reign. He found it more important to provide list after list of her children's godparents, which armies marched in review before her, and which monarchs and other royal figures visited or were visited. It is not until the book is more than two-thirds done, for example, that we learn that Victoria had a half-brother to whom she was allegedly devoted -- mentioned in passing on the occasion of his death!

    I got this book for free, and it was worth every penny I paid.

  • I cannot praise this biography of Queen Victoria too much. Like all of Strachey's work, it is a gem of English prose style: sometimes mordant, often subtly sarcastic, but always spot on. He does in 100 pages what other biographers seem to fail to do in 1000 pages in capturing the essence of his subject's personality, the zeitgeist of the time in which they lived and so forth. His tongue in cheek description of Prince Albert's marital fidelity (all the while implying that he was gay and just not interested in women to begin with) is typical of Strachey's style and his wit. I say again, a real gem of English prose style and biographical art. A must read for anyone interested in English literature or the Victorian era in general.

    Also, don't miss Strachey's "Eminent Victorians." Another masterpiece.

  • Very interesting informative book that showed a personal side to Queen Victoria of which I was unaware. She was a controlling wife and mother but dearly loved her husband. Very well written and kept my attention. Often these older books are tiresome with the excessive descriptions that you do not see in today's literature, however, it was overall a charming read.

  • 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. His 1921 biography of the British monarch, Queen Victoria, is a highly readable insight into this long-reigning queen.

    Many public domain books can be slow to read, with language that is sometimes archaic when compared to contemporary writing. This is not the case with Strachey's work. Not only does it thoroughly cover Victoria's life from childhood to death, but it is an engaging read that explores Victoria's relationships, both personal and professional. I particularly liked reading of the love between Victoria and her husband, Albert, much of which is detailed in Victoria's journals and letters. I also enjoyed Strachey's turn of phrase and his ability to create such effective word-pictures of this fascinating monarch and her life.

    If you have any interest in history or curiosity about British monarchs I think you will enjoy this book. I certainly did - far more than I expected to.

  • This author thought a little more of his opinion of the facts than the facts themselves. I don’t think he liked his subject much, either, nor did I when I read how she was portrayed. There’s also a big dose of annoying sexism that was more than distracting. I plan to read a more objective biography that contains more actual information, especially the period after the death of Prince Albert, whom this author obviously admires.

  • you hear about her all the time but do you really know who was that woman who gave her name to a long moment of history?
    The book tell you everything you need to know because practically if she reigned she did not really govern. Actually it is more complicated than that.
    Read the book, it is short, straight to the point, no useless details, easy to read, full of informations and really do you still want to hear all the time queen Victorian, during victoria reign etc without knowing a thing about her.

  • I thought this was a wonderful biography. Strachey makes you feel as if you really knew Victoria as a person, not just a queen. Description of how her relationship with Albert changed was fascinating - as well as her relationship with Lord M and other Prime Ministers. The final chapter was exceptionally beautifully written.

  • A fairly good portrayal of Victoria, but spent most time on the early stages of her reign. Different tenor of the relationship between Victoria and Albert than I have seen in other publications. Portions gave more detail than necessary. It left me wanting more.