Giles Lytton Strachey

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.

Books in order of publication:

Academic works and biographies

Landmarks in French Literature (1912)

Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr Arnold, General Gordon (1918)

Queen Victoria (1921)

Books and Characters (1922)

Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History (1928)

Portraits in Miniature and Other Essays (1931)

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