Lytton Strachey's acclaimed portrayal of Queen Victoria revolutionised the art of biography by using elements of romantic fiction and melodrama to create a warm, humorous and very human portrait of this iconic figure. We see Victoria as a strong-willed child with a famous temper, as the 18-year-old girl queen, as a monarch, wife, mother and widow. Equally fascinating are the depictions of her relationships: with her governess "precious Lehzen", with Peel, Gladstone and Disraeli, with her beloved Albert and, in later life, her legendary devotion to her Highland servant John Brown.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaulsu - LibraryThing
Quite readable. I need to research why it was republished in 2013. Strachey made it quite plain that he didn't think much of Victoria R. But was quite happy with Albert. Coming to this book with not ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tess_schoolmarm - LibraryThing
[Lytton Strachey]'s biography of Queen Victoria is not over the top in minute details. It is written more as a narrative or novel and is quite an enjoyable read. I do wish there was more information ... Read full review