|Plot Summary of Lytton Strachey: The Unknown Years 1880-1910|
|" Dealing with biographer Lytton Strachey's early years, Michael Holroyd describes his family as typical of the British upper class. The boy was always rather sickly, and this had an effect on his education. Instead of following the normal educational pattern of the British public school, Lytton was sent first to a school for girls and then to a supposedly advanced educational laboratory. Eventually he went to Cambridge where he came into contact with an elite group including E. M. Forster, Maynard Keynes, Bertrand Russell, and Leonard Woolfe. There he cultivated his taste for literature and an exotic life style. The volume ends as he begins to write reviews and articles for literary periodicals."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lytton Strachey: The Unknown Years 1880-1910|
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Kids growing up/acting up?
- general coming of age story
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- physically sick
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- 18th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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