Title, La reina Victoria Grandes mujeres en la historia. Author, Lytton Strachey. Publisher, RBA, ISBN, , Length, pages. Lytton Strachey. Sudamericana Chilena El duque de Rivas: o, La fuerza del sino (el hombre y su época) · Nicolás González QR code for La Reina Victoria . Buy La Reina Victoria by Lytton Strachey (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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She harasses her Ministers, she presses deina war on one side then the reija on a whim, she amasses a private fortunes drawing largely from the State coffers. I would recommend this book to someone who is interested in Victoria, as it gives an amusing and concise history of her life without being too long reia complicated. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. However The three stars are only for “liking it” not for its inherent merit. This book was first published in and exudes the old charm of a long gone era.

She harasses her Ministers, she presses for war on one side then the other on a whim, she amasses a private fortune This very lively biography of Queen Victoria must be one of the best ads for republicanism I have come across: Sep 27, Dorothy rated it it was amazing.

Mar 24, iamtedae rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I had expected this free e-book to be a bit on the dry side. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

lyttpn I don’t know how accurate it is, I’ve only found this biography in Hungarian I was looking for one about Victoriathat I could get my hands on in a short time. Jun 15, Mary Rose rated it liked it Shelves: This biography is oriented more towards the personal, rather than the political. The tone is engaging, and a lot of imagination is used in illustrating the queen’s life.

Mar 26, Grace rated it really liked it. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. To ask other readers questions about Queen Victoriaplease sign up. Dec 04, Phyllis rated it really liked it. I also enjoyed Strachey’s turn of phrase and his ability to create such effective word-pictures of this fascinating monarch and her life.

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While Strachey gives the Prince xtrachey due as an intelligent, clever man, he also presents him with considerable irony and implies that the early death of Albert was the best thing that could have happened to rreina Monarchy. I’ve always hated it when a history lesson or book was centered around the dates.

The author is not impartial, you can see the opinions floating over there, but the actual thing that I disliked about the book was that it jumped to situations not telling the exact date and then went back a decade to explain another thing.

So realistic and so in keeping with human nature. When he took the throne he eliminated all the mementos of John Brown and moved the statue to a nearly inaccessible part of the estate. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But the writing is worth the challenge of reading past the period assumptions, and even the victoriq in the digitization of the text itself. Stracyey also assumed that one of the reasons the latter part of the biography lyrton slimmer than the first half was that some of the players, including three of Victoria’s children, were alive when this was published.

Victoria, who deina said to have stepped all at once from a nursery to the throne, exhibited unusual rectitude and steadfastness vitcoria discharging her duties as the Queen of England.

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.

Not Giles Lytton Strachey was an early 20th century writer and biographer who developed a reputation for writing biographies that dealt lyttton individuals as people, rather than the events they were associated with. Jul 04, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: He made the politics of the day really come to life and gave an amazing portrait of Lord Palmerston as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The aristocracies of Europe provided princes and princesses to the royal houses thereby maintaining a tinge of supra-national affiliation towards their homes. The Prince Consort always maintained a balanced view of overseas politics.


Strachey is a beautiful prose writer but cannot conceal his contempt for Victoria and chooses instead to write about everyone around her–prime ministers, advisers, male relatives, and Prince Albert, who Strachey has a massive man-crush on.

Queen Victoria

When the British throne is occupied by a female person, there is always a strange story behind it, because, obviously, that should never happen. This book goes lyttoh lot into the political changes Victoria went through and how stressful to her it was. After his death the story of Victoria is rather quickly told.

King Leopold of Belgium tried to sway Victoria from the measured route charted by her democratically elected ministers, in vain. The publishers should consider adding a short description of the major events alluded to in the narrative.

The author creates a vivid picture of the queen’s life and personality, and those of her family and the political figures she was closely involved with. Share your geina with other customers. Being a Tudors fan, I knew very little about Queen Victoria so this was all new to me.

Apparently, she fell for Albert practically on sight and didn’t need much persuasion to get married at all!

Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Many public domain books can be slow to read, with language that is sometimes archaic when compared to contemporary writing. If you are up for a ‘dated’, charming and well-written bio of the great Queen Victoria, please stgachey this to your list.

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