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Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904

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The Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen( Book )

144 editions published between 1885 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of the Concise DNB contains epitomes of the lives of all those persons appearing in the Dictionary of National Biography who died between 1901 and 1970. It supersedes the previous twentieth century Concises DNB ... which went up to 1950."--v.2 half-title pg
History of English thought in the eighteenth century by Leslie Stephen( Book )

85 editions published between 1875 and 1991 in English and held by 2,100 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
English literature and society in the eighteenth century . Ford lectures, 1903 by Leslie Stephen( Book )

163 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swift by Leslie Stephen( Book )

98 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,764 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
Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen( Book )

146 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English poet, literary critic, biographer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson (1709-84) 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
Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen( Book )

118 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,658 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 )

52 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,404 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 )

79 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miniature royal family moves into the dollhouse of an only child and keeps her company the summer her mother is writing a story for children
George Eliot by Leslie Stephen( Book )

85 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,205 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 twentieth century. Written by Victorian scholar and critic Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) this volume examines the life and literary achievements of George Eliot (1819-1880), 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
Hours in a library by Leslie Stephen( Book )

85 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,064 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 Honoré 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
An agnostic's apology : and other essays by Leslie Stephen( Book )

69 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term 'agnostic' was probably coined by T. H. Huxley during a speech to the Metaphysical Society in 1869. From the Greek 'agnostos', 'unknown', it was derived from St Paul's mention of an Athenian altar inscribed 'to the unknown god'. With these overtones of ancient philosophy, agnosticism became the tag of an emergent school of thought which posited that the existence of anything beyond the material and measurable should be considered unknowable. In this collection of seven essays, first published as one volume in 1893, Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) makes a study of the 'unknown'. Across the essays, he presents arguments for the intrinsic agnosticism of many of the basic tenets of deism, explores the way in which humans construct dreams and realities, and examines the relationship between physics and philosophy. This readable and entertaining book will be of interest to students of both theology and philosophy
The life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, bart., K.C.S.I., a judge of the High court of justice by Leslie Stephen( Book )

51 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and held by 830 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
The science of ethics by Leslie Stephen( Book )

48 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and held by 793 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
Essays on freethinking and plainspeaking by Leslie Stephen( Book )

58 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 738 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 )

20 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of a biographer by Leslie Stephen( Book )

64 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and German and held by 624 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
Lectures and essays by William Kingdon Clifford by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

54 editions published between 1879 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 580 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 English utilitarians by Leslie Stephen( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playground of Europe by Leslie Stephen( Book )

71 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in English and held by 515 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
Social rights and duties : addresses to ethical societies by Leslie Stephen( Book )

46 editions published between 1896 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), the founding editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, and a writer on philosophy, ethics, and literature, was educated at Eton, King's College London and Trinity College, 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. In 1871 he became editor of the Cornhill Magazine. During his eleven-year tenure, he wrote two successful books on ethics, including The Science of Ethics in 1892, which was widely adopted as a standard textbook. This two-volume work, which was first published in 1896, brings together the lectures he gave to various ethical societies, mostly in London. In Volume 2, he discusses the ethical issues surrounding a range of topics, including luxury, heredity, crime and punishment, and duty
 
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A, Don 1832-1904

Don, A.

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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

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לזלי סטיבן סופר בריטי

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

レズリー・スティーヴン

莱斯利·斯蒂芬

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