Eminent Victorians
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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Manning, Henry Edward, -- 1808-1892,
  • Nightingale, Florence, -- 1820-1910,
  • Arnold, Thomas, -- 1795-1842,
  • Gordon, Charles George, -- 1833-1885,
  • Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLytton Strachey ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Sutherland.
SeriesOxford world"s classics
ContributionsSutherland, John, 1938-
LC ClassificationsCT782 .S8 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 300 p. :
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23718789M
ISBN 109780199555017
LC Control Number2009502279

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