Bombay to Bloomsbury: A Biography of the Strachey Family
A Biography of the Strachey Family. The Stracheys were an exceptionally intelligent and unusual family, prominent in imperial administration, science, and feminism in the nineteenth century, and in the suffrage movement, women's education, and the bringing of new approaches to sexuality in the twentieth century. Bombay toBloomsbury examines the lives of Lytton Strachey, a well-known member of the Bloomsbury set, his nine siblings, and his parents. A successful imperial couple, they were progressive, following the ideas of Auguste Comte and J.
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Mill, and the teachings of science. Their ten children were born over a period of 27 years andreflect the development and changes in a Victorian society moving to modernity. A Biography of the Strachey Family.
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Modernity in its diverse and evolving forms provides one of the key organizing frameworks for Barbara Caine's detailed examination of the Strachey family over more than a century. Although the family is most often remembered today in connection with Bloomsbury intellectuals in the Edwardian era—exemplified by Lytton Strachey, author of Eminent Victorians —Caine's book ably situates better-known members alongside other relations whose lives are equally important for a fuller understanding of the possibilities available to men and women of their class and culture.
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In so doing, Caine illuminates the shifting dynamics of a segment of Britain's professional middle classes between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, taking into account imperialism, feminism, work, marriage, family relationships, sexuality, and a host of other themes. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
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