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Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904

Works: 1,340 works in 4,161 publications in 6 languages and 43,216 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Records and correspondence  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Archives 
Subject Headings: Male authors, English  Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Performer, Illustrator, Director, Other, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: PR5473.S6, B
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The Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen( Book )

148 editions published between 1885 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 40,000 biographical articles on British figures
History of English thought in the eighteenth century by Leslie Stephen( Book )

120 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The plan of this book was, I believe, suggested to me by Mr. Pattison's essay upon the 'Tendencies of Religious Thought in England from 1688 to 1750.' I thought that it might be worth while to give a more detailed and systematic account of the movement so admirably characterised in that essay. The history of the deistical controversy, which is the chief product of eighteenth-century theology, has been several times written. In order to give a satisfactory account of the deist controversy, it thus seemed necessary to describe the general theological tendencies of the time; and in order to set forth intelligibly the ideas which shaped those tendencies, it seemed desirable, again, to trace their origin in the philosophy of the time, and to show their application in other departments of speculation. I have, therefore, begun with an account of the contemporary philosophy, though, in repeating a thrice-told tale, I have endeavoured to be as brief as was compatible with my purpose. Further, I have tried to indicate the application of the principles accepted in philosophy and theology to moral and political questions, and their reflection in the imaginative literature of the time. The book, as it is, has assumed such dimensions that I have been unable to describe it satisfactorily by any other than the perhaps too ambitious title which it bears. This second volume specifically addresses the following topics: (1) moral philosophy; (2) political theories; and (3) political economy"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
English literature and society in the eighteenth century . Ford lectures, 1903 by Leslie Stephen( Book )

149 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English utilitarians by Leslie Stephen( Book )

87 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is part of a three-volume set on the English philosophical school of utilitarianism. This volume is concerned with John Stuart Mill, and contains sections on his life, philosophy and economic theories
Swift by Leslie Stephen( Book )

101 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical footnotes Includes index
Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen( Book )

130 editions published between 1878 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen( Book )

112 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents a biography of Alexander Pope, from his youth and early literary career, through his time at Twickenham and later works
Hobbes by Leslie Stephen( Book )

45 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of eighty-four, Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) wrote an autobiography in Latin elegaics. Unsurprisingly, it was not as widely read as his two great philosophical works, Leviathan and Behemoth, in which he laid out a set of sociopolitical theories that enraged many of the philosophers and moralists of Europe. In this comprehensive biography, first published in 1904, Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) charts the character and changes of Hobbes' thinking, from the scholasticism of his early Oxford education, to his later devotion
Hours in a library by Leslie Stephen( Book )

109 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume set brings together a diverse selection of essays by Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), author, philosopher and literary critic. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he was the founding editor of the Dictionary of National Biography and father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. He wrote critiques of many authors and works, which were published in periodicals such as the Cornhill Magazine (of which he was editor from 1871), Fraser's Magazine and the Fortnightly Review. The First Series, published in 1874, includes commentaries on the works of Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Sir Walter Scott and Honor de Balzac, and the poetry of Alexander Pope. Stephen sets each writer's work in its historical context, comparing it to that of other significant authors of its era and evaluating its philosophical and moral qualities. His articles remain of great interest to scholars of early modern, Romantic and Victorian literature
George Eliot by Leslie Stephen( Book )

71 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into chapters on her early life, her time in Coventry and each of her major novels and poems, this work takes a detailed approach at telling George Eliot's story
Studies of a biographer by Leslie Stephen( Book )

82 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was founding Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography (NBD). Also a writer on philosophy, ethics, and literature, he was educated at Eton, King's College, London, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he remained as a Fellow and a tutor for a number of years. Though a sickly child, he later became a keen and successful mountaineer, taking part in first ascents of nine peaks in the Alps. These biographical essays and critiques were written originally for the National Review and published as two two-volume
Men, books, and mountains; essays collected, and with an introd. by S.O.A. Ullmann by Leslie Stephen( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An agnostic's apology, and other essays by Leslie Stephen( Book )

62 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures and essays, by the late William Kingdon Clifford by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

64 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lectures and essays here brought together represent, with few if any exceptions, the general view of the world and human knowledge which Clifford had definitely arrived at in his later years. In general, Clifford discusses philosophy, science, and morality. In addition to the lectures and essays, this book contains a biography and selections from letters written by Clifford." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The science of ethics by Leslie Stephen( Book )

44 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On ethics
Essays on freethinking and plainspeaking by Leslie Stephen( Book )

49 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, bart., K.C.S.I., a judge of the High court of justice by Leslie Stephen( Book )

40 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playground of Europe by Leslie Stephen( Book )

93 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and mountaineer Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) developed a passion for the Alps following his first trip to the Bavarian Tyrol in 1855. He went on to achieve several first ascents of Alpine peaks, earning him a reputation as one of the foremost alpinists in Britain. An intrepid climber and gifted writer, Stephen embodied a new trend of mountaineering, of a more athletic nature, and his vivid and lyrical descriptions of his experiences in these mountains have an almost poetic quality to them, testifying to the heights of his enthusiasm. First published in 1871 to commemorate his first ascents, this collection of articles quickly became a classic of mountaineering literature. The present work is a reissue of the 1894 edition, which was substantially revised by the author. It remains a charming and informative group of essays which will appeal to readers interested in the history of alpinism
Selected writings in British intellectual history by Leslie Stephen( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of John Richard Green by John Richard Green( Book )

12 editions published between 1901 and 1902 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The English utilitarians
Alternative Names
A, Don 1832-1904

Don, A 1832-1904

Leslie Stephen Brits journalist

Leslie Stephen critico letterario, filosofo e alpinista britannico

Leslie Stephen englischer Kleriker, Schriftsteller und Bergsteiger

Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904

Stephen, Leslie, Sir

Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 1832-1904

Стивен, Лесли английский историк, писатель, литературный критик и альпинист

ستيفن ليسلي، 1832-1904

لسلی استیون ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

ليسلي ستيفن

スティーヴン, L

スティーヴン, レズリー


English (1,635)

German (23)

French (12)

Italian (3)

Urdu (2)

Polish (1)

English literature and society in the eighteenth century . Ford lectures, 1903The English utilitariansSwiftSamuel JohnsonGeorge EliotThe playground of EuropeSir Leslie Stephen's Mausoleum book