Books and Characters, by Lytton Strachey

Table of Contents


Sir Thomas Browne

Shakespeare’s Final Period

The Lives of the Poets

Madame Du Deffand

Voltaire and England

A Dialogue

Voltaire’s Tragedies

Voltaire and Frederick the Great

The Rousseau Affair

The Poetry of Blake

The Last Elizabethan

Henri Beyle

Lady Hester Stanhope

Mr. Creevey


The following papers are reprinted by kind permission of the Editors of the Independent Review, the New Quarterly, the Athenaeum, and the Edinburgh Review.

The ‘Dialogue’ is now printed for the first time, from a manuscript, apparently in the handwriting of Voltaire and belonging to his English period.

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