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|Named Person:||Strachey family.; Lytton Strachey; Strachey family.; Lytton Strachey|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xvii, 488 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||An Anglo-Indian family --
An imperial marriage --
Strachey childhoods --
School days --
University life --
Modern marriages --
Single life --
Sibling ties --
Work, income, and changing career patterns --
Gender transformations and the question of sexuality --
A feminist family --
Continuity and change --
A literary family --
Old age and death.
"Richard Strachey worked in India, marrying Jane, the daughter of the Indian Chief Justice, in 1859. A successful imperial couple, they were progressive, following the ideas of Auguste Comte and J.S. Mill, and the teachings of science. Their ten children were born over a period of 27 years and reflect the development and changes in a Victorian society moving to modernity. The richness of their letters provides a picture of a large, complex, and diverse family where attitudes to the family name, gender tensions, differing views on sexuality, ideas on modernity, and varying degrees of support for feminism all played a part."--Jacket.