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Lee, Sidney Sir 1859-1926

Overview
Works: 861 works in 2,061 publications in 6 languages and 22,495 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Sources  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Spurious and doubtful works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, ed, Creator, Correspondent, Other, Adapter, cnm
Classifications: DA28, 822.33
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A life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee ( Book )
224 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,703 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
The Dictionary of national biography : from the earliest times to 1900 by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
142 editions published between 1885 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains over 40,000 biographical articles on British figures
Shakespeare's England; an account of the life & manners of his age by Walter Raleigh ( Book )
18 editions published between 1916 and 1970 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great Englishmen of the sixteenth century by Sidney Lee ( Book )
41 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabethan sonnets by Sidney Lee ( Book )
23 editions published between 1904 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Edward VII; a biography by Sidney Lee ( Book )
20 editions published between 1925 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 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 )
21 editions published between 1910 and 1992 in English and French and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An autobiography of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury by Edward Herbert Herbert of Cherbury ( Book )
25 editions published between 1886 and 2013 in English and held by 719 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)
Shakespeare and the modern stage : with other essays by Sidney Lee ( Book )
26 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in English and German and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stratford-on-Avon from the earliest times to the death of Shakespeare by Sidney Lee ( Book )
35 editions published between 1885 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabethan and other essays by Sidney Lee ( Book )
14 editions published between 1929 and 1990 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
3 editions published between 1925 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen Victoria, a biography by Sidney Lee ( Book )
32 editions published between 1902 and 1908 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's life and work : being an abridgement, chiefly for the use of students, of A life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee ( Book )
37 editions published between 1900 and 1923 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare and the Italian renaissance by Sidney Lee ( Book )
17 editions published between 1915 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The chronicle history of King Leir: the original of Shakespeare's ʻKing Lear': by William Shakespeare ( Book )
21 editions published between 1909 and 1977 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Shakespeare reference library by Sidney Lee ( Book )
13 editions published between 1909 and 1925 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Boke of Duke Huon of Burdeux by Huon de Bordeaux ( Book )
28 editions published between 1882 and 1981 in English and English, Middle and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The passionate pilgrim : being a reproduction in facsimile of the first edition, 1599, from the copy in the Christie Miller Library of Britwell by William Shakespeare ( Book )
13 editions published between 1905 and 1939 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dictionary of national biography : index and epitome by Sidney Lee ( Book )
10 editions published between 1903 and 1913 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lee, S.
Lee, S. 1859-1926
Lee, S. 1859-1926 Sir
Lee, S. L.
Lee, S. L. 1859-1926
Lee, S., Sir, 1859-1926
Lee, Sidney
Lee, Sidney L. 1859-1926
Lee, Sidney L. 1859-1926 Sir
Lee, Sidney L. (Sidney Lazarus), Sir, 1859-1926
Lee, Sidney Lazarus 1859-1926 Sir
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Lee, Sidney Lazarus, Sir, 1859-1926
Lee, Solomon Lazarus
Lee Solomon Lazarus 1859-1926
Lee, Sydney 1859-1926 Sir
Lee, Sydney, Sir, 1859-1926
Levi, Solomon Lazarus
Levi, Solomon Lazarus 1859-1926
לי, סידני 1859-1926
לי, סידני לזרוס 1859-1926
リー, シドニ
Languages
English (752)
German (8)
French (5)
English, Middle (5)
Chinese (2)
Italian (1)
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