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Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey - First - 1931 - from Revue & Revalued Books  and Biblio.co.uk

Queen Victoria

by Lytton Strachey

Condition: Good-/None


This book is not in good condition. There is severe wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is severe bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, and are not free of writing and markings.

"On November 6, 1817, died the Princess Charlotte, only child of the Prince Regent, and heir to the crown of England. Her short life had hardly been a happy one. By nature implusive, capricious, vehement, she had always longed for liberty; and she had never possessed it. She had been brought up among violent family quarrels, had been early separated from her disreputable and eccentric mother, and handed over to the care of her disreputable and selfish father. When she was seventeen, he decided to marry her off to the Prince of Orange; she, at first, acquiesced; but suddenly falling in love with Prince Augustus of Prussia, she determined to break off the engagement. This was not her first love affair, for she had previously carried on a clandestine correspondence with Captain Hess. Prince Augustus was already married, morganatically, but she did not know it, and he did not tell her. While she was spinning out the negotiations with the Prince of Orange, the allied sovereigns - it was June, 1814 - arrived in London to celebrate their victory. Among them, and in the suite of the Emperor of Russia, was the young and handsome Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. He made several attempts to attract the notice of the Princess, but she, with her heart elsewhere, paid very little attention...." - Chapter One from Queen Victoria


This is the definitive biography of Britain’s greatest monarch, who “was hailed at once as the mother of her people and as the embodied symbol of their imperial greatness.” “One of the surpassingly beautiful prose achievements of our time” (Chicago Daily News). Index; illustrations.


  • Bookseller: Revue & Revalued Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 409
  • Title: Queen Victoria
  • Author: Lytton Strachey
  • Format/binding: The binding is tight and solid.
  • Book condition: Used - Good-
  • Jacket condition: None
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, And Company, Inc.
  • Place: New York, New York
  • Date published: 1931
  • Keywords: Queen Victoria, Prince Augustus of Prussia, Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, British History,
  • Bookseller catalogs: Biographies; British History; Royalty;
  • Size: Medium Octavo


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