Queen Victoria Author:Lytton Strachey Lytton Strachey, the brilliant Cambridge graduate who revolutionized the art of biography, grew up in Victoria's reign. He was not one of her sympathetic subjects. — Thus, when this biography appeared, it was unsurprisingly irreverent. What surprised was its sympathy. In spite of himself, Strachey was compassionate toward the young Victoria, a sh... more »eltered girl who at 18 ascended the throne of a violent and unstable England.
Strachey analyzes Victoria's girlhood, her marriage to and obsession with Albert, her survival and triumph. By never forgetting her duty, Victoria became first a competent monarch, later an adored symbol of the empire.« less