The Victorians

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The publication of Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians in 1918 opened a barrage of negative criticism of the Victorians. It was not only the individuals in Strachey's sights whose reputations suffered, but the Victorian age in general. In this study, Gardiner first looks at how historical trends and attitudes towards the Victorians shifted over the course of the 20th century; then, taking Queen Victoria, Dickens, Gladstone and Wilde as case studies, he examines how biographical accounts of individuals have changed.

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The Victorians

The Victorians

An Age in Retrospect

Hardback304pp Illustrated

9781852853853     Product Code: 292774

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The publication of Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians in 1918 opened a barrage of negative criticism of the Victorians. It was not only the individuals in Strachey's sights whose reputations suffered, but the Victorian age in general. In this study, Gardiner first looks at how historical trends and attitudes towards the Victorians shifted over the course of the 20th century; then, taking Queen Victoria, Dickens, Gladstone and Wilde as case studies, he examines how biographical accounts of individuals have changed.

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