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Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904

Works: 1,197 works in 3,875 publications in 4 languages and 41,981 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Archives 
Subject Headings: Male authors, English  Authors, English 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Illustrator, Other, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: PR3533, B
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History of English thought in the eighteenth century by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
86 editions published between 1875 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,320 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"--Préface
English literature and society in the eighteenth century . Ford lectures, 1903 by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
125 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English utilitarians by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
74 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swift by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
95 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliographical footnotes Includes index
Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
110 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Printer's copy for the English men of letters series
Samuel Johnson by John Wain ( Book )
118 editions published between 1878 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dictionary of national biography : from the earliest times to 1900 by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
51 editions published between 1885 and 1998 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hobbes by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
41 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 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 )
89 editions published between 1874 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Eliot; a biography by Gordon Sherman Haight ( Book )
72 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There were other women writers in the nineteenth century, but Eliot alone left the family circle to follow her own devices at a time when unmarried women generally kept house for others. What is more, she moved in unconventional and Bohemian circles. Her long and loving relationship with the previously married G.H. Lewes scandalized even her closest friends. She was generally admired but shunned socially, except by the boldest radicals and feminists. Rosemary Ashton
Studies of a biographer by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
75 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 976 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
Dictionary of national biography by George Smith ( Book )
71 editions published between 1885 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains over 40,000 biographical articles on British figures
The life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, bart., K.C.S.I., a judge of the High Court of Justice by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
23 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The science of ethics by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
45 editions published between 1882 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on freethinking and plainspeaking by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
48 editions published between 1873 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Men, books, and mountains; essays collected, and with an introd. by S.O.A. Ullmann by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected writings in British intellectual history by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The playground of Europe by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
62 editions published between 1861 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An agnostic's apology, and other essays by Leslie Stephen ( Book )
26 editions published between 1893 and 1991 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures and essays, by the late William Kingdon Clifford by William Kingdon Clifford ( Book )
46 editions published between 1879 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 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)
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Alternative Names
A, Don 1832-1904 Pseudonym
Don, A 1832-1904 Pseudonym
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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Italian (3)
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