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Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904

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Works: 1,768 works in 6,039 publications in 6 languages and 50,010 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  History  Autobiographies  Reference works  Personal correspondence  Essays  Bibliographies 
Subject Headings: Male authors, English  Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Translator, Other, Performer, Creator, Publishing director, Illustrator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Adapter, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PR5473.S6, 192
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History of English thought in the eighteenth century by Leslie Stephen( Book )

60 editions published between 1876 and 2017 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1 deals with the philosophy, and more particularly the theology, of the Age of Reason, and centers on the responses made by English thinkers to the challenge set by the new sciences to the Christian cosmology. While natural religion is the author's main concern here, he neglects no important intellectual strain in English religious life, all of which are treated fully and respectfully. Vol. 2 deals with moral philosophy, political theories, economic thought, and in a final section under the modest title "Characteristics", with general literature, Methodism and nascent Romanticism
Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen( Book )

174 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English poet, literary critic, biographer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson (1709{u2013}84) is perhaps most famous for his Dictionary of the English Language and the influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, and is often considered the most distinguished man of letters in English history. First published in 1878 in the first series of 'English Men of Letters', this biography by the eminent critic Sir Leslie Stephen traces Johnson's life from his childhood to his career as a writer and literary critic, and concludes with an overview of his works. Stephen describes Johnson's style as one of 'masculine directness', reflecting a life blighted by experiences of poverty and disease, and a desire to escape from pain. Painting a striking portrait of one of the most vigorous intellects of the eighteenth century, this work remains of interest to literary scholars today
Swift by Leslie Stephen( Book )

110 editions published between 1879 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) came from a distinguished family of politicians, jurists and writers, and was the father of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. His literary career began with writing about his great passion, the Alps, and he became a noted author and critic, and the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. He was a friend of John Morley (1838-1923), the general editor of English Men of Letters, who commissioned him to write three biographies for the first series, on Swift, Pope and Johnson. Stephen is very interested in the family connections and history of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), the great satirist and moralist, and he blends direct sources with general conclusions in an informal style which makes the work (first published in 1882) of continuing interest today. Stephen's Sketches from Cambridge, published anonymously in 1865, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen( Book )

139 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending history with literary criticism and general reflections with hard facts, this biography from 1880, which places the man in the context of his greatest works, remains a useful starting-point for the study of Pope, not least because it gives an overview of earlier biographies. Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) came from a distinguished family of politicians, jurists and writers, and was the father of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. His literary career began with writing about his great passion, the Alps, and he became a noted author and critic, and the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. He was a friend of John Morley (1838-1923), the general editor of English Men of Letters, who commissioned him to write three biographies for the first series, on Swift, Pope and Johnson. Stephen's Sketches from Cambridge, published anonymously in 1865, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection
Hobbes by Leslie Stephen( Book )

60 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 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
The English utilitarians by Leslie Stephen( Book )

66 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These three volumes - devoted to Jeremy Bentham, James Mill, and John Stuart Mill - represent a triumph of the contextual method rather than a pure contribution to the History of Philosophy. The Utilitarians, Stephen argues, were social reformers first and philosophers second
George Eliot by Leslie Stephen( Book )

101 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume was originally published as part of the English Men of Letters series in 1902. This series aimed to bring a critical framework for reading and analysing novels to the large literate audience which had emerged as the result of mass education campaigns in the nineteenth century. Written by eminent scholars and combining biographical details with literary criticism, the English Men of Letters series was extremely successful and occupied a distinctive position in British literary education in the early 20th century. Written by Victorian scholar and critic Sir Leslie Stephen, this volume examines the life and literary achievements of George Eliot, the first woman novelist to be included in the series. Arranged around Eliot's published novels, the biographical discussion of her life detailing her domestic life and literary criticism of her works reveals late Victorian ideals concerning fiction and a respectable life
Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen( Book )

106 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literature and society in the eighteenth century by Leslie Stephen( Book )

139 editions published between 1903 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

71 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of ethics by Leslie Stephen( Book )

60 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was an English biographer, and a writer on philosophy, ethics and literature. He was educated at Eton, King's College, London, and then Trinity College in Cambridge, where he remained as a fellow and a tutor for his entire career. He was also a keen mountaineer, taking part in first ascents of nine peaks in the Alps. He served as the first editor (1885-91) of the Dictionary of National Biography and in 1871 he became editor of the Cornhill Magazine. During his eleven-year tenure he wrote two successful books on ethics, of which this work, published in 1882, was one. It was widely adopted as a standard textbook on moral philosophy, and became one of the most influential publications on the ideas of evolutionary ethics that had been inspired by Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection
The life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, bart., K.C.S.I., a judge of the High court of justice by Leslie Stephen( Book )

42 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although James Fitzjames Stephen (1829-94) was a successful barrister, he also had a prolific journalistic and literary output throughout his legal career. He contributed more than three hundred essays on subjects such as law and ethics to the Saturday Review within the space of a decade, and more than eight hundred articles for the Pall Mall Gazette. This biography was written by his younger brother, the equally successful critic and editor Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), and published in 1895. Stephen paints an affectionate portrait of this leading Victorian legal and literary figure. He begins with a brief history of their influential family and his brother's early life and education, before discussing Fitzjames' professional successes, including his work on the Indian Viceroy's Council, the publication of his highly regarded History of the Criminal Law of England (1883) and his eventual appointment as a judge
English literature and society in the eighteenth century : Ford lectures, 1903 by Leslie Stephen( Book )

29 editions published between 1904 and 1977 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on freethinking and plainspeaking by Leslie Stephen( Book )

69 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), the founding Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography and writer on philosophy, ethics, and literature, was educated at Eton, King's College, London, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he remained as a Fellow and tutor until 1864, becoming an ordained priest in 1859. Doubt concerning his religious convictions set in rapidly, although it was not until 1875 that he formally renounced his orders. First published in book form in 1873, these closely argued essays challenging the philosophy of religious doctrine were written originally for Fraser's Magazine and The Fortnightly Review. Despite its cautious reception, the work established his reputation as a leading writer on agnosticism, paving the way for his later work The Science of Ethics. His interest in eighteenth-century thinkers is reflected in this work, with chapters on Shaftesbury and Warburton, and contemporary debate is explored in the essay on Darwinism and Divinity
Men, books, and mountains by Leslie Stephen( Book )

22 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of a biographer by Leslie Stephen( Book )

69 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 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
The Dictionary of national biography : from the earliest times to 1900 by George L Smith( Book )

60 editions published between 1885 and 1998 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Founded in 1882 by George Smith." First published 1885-1901, in 66 volumes. The main dictionary (to 1900) is in two alphabetical series, v. 1-21, and the supplementary v. 22, in which were added lives of persons who had died too late for inclusion in their places (as well as lives of some who had been accidentally omitted). "Memoir of George Smith": v. 1, p. [xxi]-lix
Hours in a library by Leslie Stephen( Book )

19 editions published between 1875 and 1968 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playground of Europe by Leslie Stephen( Book )

78 editions published between 1861 and 2019 in English and German and held by 584 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
Hours in a library by Leslie Stephen( Book )

40 editions published between 1874 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A, Don 1832-1904

Don, A.

Don, A 1832-1904

Lesli Stiven Böyük Britaniya tarixşünası, yazıçısı, ədəbi tənqidçisi və alpinisti

Leslie Stephen anglický spisovatel

Leslie Stephen Brits journalist

Leslie Stephen critico letterario, filosofo e alpinista britannico

Leslie Stephen critique et éditeur, père de Virginia Woolf

Leslie Stephen englischer Kleriker, Schriftsteller und Bergsteiger

Stephen Leslie

Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904

Stephen, Leslie, Sir

Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 1832-1904

Stephen, Sir Leslie, 1832-1904

Лесли Стивен английский историк, писатель, литературный критик и альпинист

Леслі Стівен англійський історик, письменник, літературний критик, альпініст, редактор Словника Націонаьної біографії

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לזלי סטיבן סופר בריטי

ستيفن ليسلي، 1832-1904

لسلی استیون ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

ليسلى ستيفن

ليسلي ستيفن

레슬리 스티븐

スティーヴン, L

スティーヴン, レズリー

レズリー・スティーヴン

莱斯利·斯蒂芬

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