Lytton Strachey


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
March 01, 1880

Died
January 21, 1932

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Giles Lytton Strachey was a British writer and critic. He is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. His 1921 biography Queen Victoria was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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Eminent Victorians

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3.75 avg rating — 1,945 ratings — published 1918 — 139 editions
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Queen Victoria

3.81 avg rating — 1,440 ratings — published 1921 — 200 editions
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Elizabeth and Essex

3.80 avg rating — 438 ratings — published 1928 — 37 editions
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The Letters of Lytton Strachey

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The Biography of Florence N...

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Portraits in Miniature: And...

3.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1931 — 4 editions
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Lytton Strachey by Himself:...

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Ermyntrude and Esmeralda: A...

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Biographical Essays

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1948 — 2 editions
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Books and Characters

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1922 — 37 editions
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More books by Lytton Strachey…
“A writer’s promise is like a tiger’s smile”
Lytton Strachey

“It is probably always disastrous not to be a poet.”
Giles Lytton Strachey, Elizabeth and Essex

“As usual, it struck me that letters were the only really satisfactory form of literature. They give one the facts so amazingly, don't they? I felt when I got to the end that I'd lived for years in that set. But oh dearie me I am glad that I'm not in it!”
Giles Lytton Strachey, The Letters of Lytton Strachey

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