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Lee, Sidney Sir 1859-1926

Overview
Works: 1,380 works in 3,446 publications in 4 languages and 25,079 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biographies  Autobiographies  Sources  Sonnets 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker, Creator, Contributor, Composer, Correspondent, Adapter, Former owner
Classifications: DA28, 822.33
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A life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee( Book )

213 editions published between 1893 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Sidney Lee (1859-1926) was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare, but is also remembered as the 'sub-editor' recruited by Sir Leslie Stephen when he was embarking on the great project of the Dictionary of National Biography, and whose editorial and organisational skills were vital in keeping the publication programme close to its planned schedule. Lee was acknowledged as joint Editor with Stephen of Volume 21, and as sole Editor for Volumes 27 to 63. His own contributions included an account of the life of Queen Victoria
Shakespeare's England; an account of the life & manners of his age by William Shakespeare( Book )

27 editions published between 1916 and 1970 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of national biography by George Smith( Book )

100 editions published between 1885 and 1993 in English and German and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Englishmen of the sixteenth century by Sidney Lee( Book )

63 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Edward VII; a biography by Sidney Lee( Book )

16 editions published between 1925 and 1927 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Renaissance in England; an account of the literary relations of England and France in the sixteenth century by Sidney Lee( Book )

42 editions published between 1910 and 1992 in English and French and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the modern stage : with other essays by Sidney Lee( Book )

34 editions published between 1190 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury by Edward Herbert Herbert of Cherbury( Book )

32 editions published between 1886 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some years ago the following pages would have been reckoned one of the greatest presents which the learned world could have received. The Life of the famous Lord Herbert of Cherbury, written by himself, would have excited the curiosity of the whole republic of letters. Perhaps a less proportion of expectation may attend this its late appearance. Not that the abilities of the noble writer have fallen into disesteem. His reign of Henry the eighth is allowed to be a masterpiece of historic biography. But they were his speculative works, which, raising a multitude of admirers or censors from their acuteness and singularity, made lord Herbert's a name of the first importance. The many great men, who illustrated the succeeding period, have taken off some of the public attention; for it is only a genius of the first force, whose fame dilates with ages, and can buoy itself up above the indifference which steals upon mankind, as an author becomes less and less the subject of conversation. Speculative writers, however penetrating, however sublime their talents, seldom attain the seal of universal approbation, because, of all the various abilities which Providence has bestowed on man, reasoning is not the power which has been brought to standard perfection. Poetry and eloquence have been so far perfected, that the great masters in those branches still remain unequalled. But where is that book of human argumentation, where that system of human opinions, which has not been partly confuted or exploded? Novelty itself in matters of metaphysical inquiry often proves, in effect, a confutation of antecedent novelties. Opponents raise the celebrity of the doctrines they attack: newer doctrines stifle that celebrity. This is a truth, which the bigots of lord Herbert's age would not have liked to hear; but what has happened to many other great men, has been his fate too: they who meant to wound his fame, extended it: when the cry of enthusiasts was drawn off to fresher game, his renown grew fainter. His moral character recovered its lustre, but has fewer spectators to gaze at it. This introduction to his life may not be improper, though at first it may mislead the reader, who will hence perhaps expect from his own pen some account of a person's creed, whom a few Scottish zealots once represented as having none at all. His lordship's thorough belief and awful veneration of the Deity will clearly appear in these pages; but neither the unbeliever nor the monk will have farther satisfaction. This life of a philosopher is neither a deduction of his opinions nor a table of philosophy--I will anticipate the reader's surprise, though it shall be but in a word: to his astonishment he will find, that the history of Don Quixote was the life of Plato"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The Dictionary of national biography : from the earliest times to 1900 by George L Smith( Book )

49 editions published between 1885 and 1998 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan and other essays by Sidney Lee( Book )

18 editions published between 1929 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stratford-on-Avon from the earliest times to the death of Shakespeare by Sidney Lee( Book )

45 editions published between 1189 and 2012 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Sidney Lee (1859-1926) was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare, but is also remembered as the 'sub-editor' recruited by Sir Leslie Stephen when he was embarking on the project of the Dictionary of National Biography, and whose editorial and organisational skills were vital in keeping the publication programme close to its planned schedule. His own contributions to the Dictionary included an account of the life of Queen Victoria and (in Volume 51, 1897) William Shakespeare. This study of Stratford-on-Avon was first published in 1885, and the greatly enlarged version, reissued here, in 1890. (In 1898 Lee produced his biography of Shakespeare (also reissued in this series), regarded for much of the twentieth century as the most reliable account of Shakespeare's life.) This illustrated work draws on the archival material then available to provide a history of the town of Stratford up to the time of Shakespeare's death
Elizabethan sonnets( Book )

8 editions published between 1904 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Victoria, a biography by Sidney Lee( Book )

42 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dictionary of national biography by George Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1920 and 1983 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of national biography by Sidney Lee( Book )

63 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First supplement to the original Dictionary of national biography published in 63 vols., 1885-1900
Shakespeare and the Italian renaissance by Sidney Lee( Book )

24 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of national biography : index and epitome by Sidney Lee( Book )

23 editions published between 1903 and 1913 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of national biography, founded in 1882 by George Smith by Leslie Stephen( Book )

38 editions published between 1921 and 1973 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicle history of King Leir: the original of Shakespeare's ʻKing Lear': by William Shakespeare( Book )

16 editions published between 1909 and 1990 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Shakespeare reference library by Sidney Lee( Book )

15 editions published between 1909 and 1925 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dictionary of national biography Dictionary of national biography
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Dictionary of national biographyShakespeare and the modern stage : with other essaysDictionary of national biography
Alternative Names
Lee, S.

Lee, S. 1859-1926

Lee, S. 1859-1926 Sir

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Lee Sidney

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Lee, Sidney L. (Sidney Lazarus), Sir, 1859-1926

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Levi, Solomon Lazarus 1859-1926

Sidney Lee biographe et critique littéraire anglais

Sidney Lee britischer Biograph und Literaturhistoriker

Sidney Lee Brits auteur

Sidney Lee English biographer and critic

Sidney Lee scrittore e biografo britannico

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Languages
English (877)

German (3)

Italian (3)

French (2)