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Lytton Strachey


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Giles Lytton Strachey (1 March 1880 – 21 January 1932) was a British 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 1921 biography Queen Victoria was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. more »

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  • ''Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian—ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.''
    Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), British biographer, historian. Eminent Victorians, preface (1918).
  • ''The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it.''
    Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), British biographer, historian. Eminent Victorians, preface (1918).
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