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Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904

Works: 1,364 works in 4,009 publications in 5 languages and 42,476 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Records and correspondence  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Archives 
Subject Headings: Male authors, English  Authors, English 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Illustrator, Other, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: PR5473.S6, B
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The Dictionary of national biography : from the earliest times to 1900 by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
131 editions published between 1885 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,478 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 )
100 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The plan of this book was, I believe, suggested tome 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. The first account of it is in Leland's 'View of the Deistical Writers' (1754-6), a book which has still a certain historical value, but which shows of course the narrowness and unfairness of contemporary controversy. It is in no sense philosophical. By far the best accounts of the deists, so far as I know, is Lechler's excellent 'Geschichte des Englischen Deismus' (Stuttgart, 1841). Lechler is a very candid, competent, and painstaking writer; and I am glad to refer to him for more detailed accounts of many of the deists than has been compatible with my own plan. Lechler's book, however, is devoted chiefly to the writers known distinctively as deists, to the comparative neglect of the more orthodox writers,who in reality represent a superficial modification of the same general tendencies of thought. He describes one of the strands, not the whole cord. Mr. Hunt, in his 'History of Religious Thought in England,' has recently given a very full account of all the principal writers of the time, deist and orthodox. Mr. Hunt deserves high praise for his candour and industry; but he is content for the present to be rather an annalist than a historian of thought; and I differ widely from his estimate--so far as he has revealed it--the true significance and relative importance of many of the writings concerned. Considering the difference of our first principles, it would be strange, indeed, if I were in this respect quite satisfied with his performance. But, in any case, I am glad to acknowledge many obligations to his work. 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. In the chapter upon political theories, I have tried to keep as far as possible from the province of political or social history; and the last chapter is of necessity little more than a collection of hints, which could not have been worked out in detail without expanding the book beyond all permissible limits and trespassing upon the province of literary criticism. 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"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The English utilitarians by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
81 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swift by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
93 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliographical footnotes Includes index
Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
106 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
120 editions published between 1878 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hours in a library by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
113 editions published between 1874 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hobbes by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
40 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 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
English literature and society in the eighteenth century by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
118 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Eliot by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
72 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies of a biographer by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
77 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 984 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
English literature and society in the eighteenth century . Ford lectures, 1903 by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
21 editions published between 1904 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An agnostic's apology, and other essays by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
56 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Men, books, and mountains; essays collected, and with an introd. by S.O.A. Ullmann by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
17 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures and essays, by the late William Kingdon Clifford by William Kingdon Clifford ( Book )
61 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 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 )
45 editions published between 1882 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 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 )
15 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on freethinking and plainspeaking by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
46 editions published between 1873 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected writings in British intellectual history by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The playground of Europe by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
56 editions published between 1861 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
A, Don 1832-1904
Don, A 1832-1904
Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904
Stephen, Leslie, Sir
Stephen, Leslie, Sir, 1832-1904
ستيفن ليسلي، 1832-1904
スティーヴン, L
スティーヴン, レズリー
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