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Stephen, Leslie 1832-1904

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Works: 1,454 works in 4,576 publications in 6 languages and 44,928 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Records and correspondence  Reference works  History  Bibliography 
Subject Headings: Male authors, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Director, Other, Performer, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: DA28, 920.042
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The Dictionary of national biography, 1961-1970 : with an index covering the years 1901-1970 in one alphabetical series by George Smith( Book )

296 editions published between 1885 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new volume of the DNB records the lives of 1,086 men and women who for a variety of reasons were omitted from the original version. This volume is intended as a "catch-up" volume, adding a substantial number of individuals to the record of British history. The choice of entrants is of special interest since it not only rectifies some earlier oversights but also reflects scholarly developments in British history as well as more general changes in social outlook over the period since first publication. Thus, for example there are proportionately nearly four times as many women in this volume as in the original DNB, while a richer concentration of representatives from the developing worlds of commerce and finance, industry and science from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries points to areas of relatively recent attention by historians of the period. Similarly, the selection of some religious radicals of the seventeenth century singles out individuals whose significance has now been uncovered by modern scholarship. Among those no longer missing are: Thomas Traherne, Sylvia Plath, Francis Kilvert, Joe Ackerley, Lillie Langtry, and J.C. Merrick (The Elephant Man)
History of English thought in the eighteenth century by Leslie Stephen( Book )

77 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and held by 2,059 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 )

157 editions published between 1903 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swift by Leslie Stephen( Book )

103 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,610 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 )

142 editions published between 1873 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,515 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 )

116 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,490 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 )

48 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,381 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 to geometry and deductive science. With an emphasis on personal influences, Stephen sets Hobbes and his work in the historical context of Hobbes' often difficult patrons, the Civil War, and the Restoration, providing an insight into the life of the eminent philosopher and into the tenets of early twentieth-century biographical writing. An interesting text for students of both philosophy and English literature
George Eliot by Leslie Stephen( Book )

80 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,122 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
The English utilitarians by Leslie Stephen( Book )

39 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

76 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and held by 679 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 science of ethics by Leslie Stephen( Book )

36 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on freethinking and plainspeaking by Leslie Stephen( Book )

50 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in English and held by 578 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 )

47 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English utilitarians by Leslie Stephen( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1950 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men, books, and mountains; essays collected, and with an introd. by S.O.A. Ullmann by Leslie Stephen( Book )

4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 534 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 )

70 editions published between 1861 and 2013 in English and held by 445 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
Lectures and essays by William Kingdon Clifford by William Kingdon Clifford( Book )

32 editions published between 1879 and 2003 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of a biographer by Leslie Stephen( Book )

28 editions published between 1898 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social rights and duties; addresses to ethical societies by Leslie Stephen( Book )

32 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following chapters are chiefly a republication of addresses delivered to the Ethical Societies of London. Some have previously appeared in the International Journal of Ethics, the National Review, and the Contemporary Review. The author has to thank the proprietors of these periodicals for their consent to the republication"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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Alternative Names
A, Don 1832-1904

Don, A.

Don, A 1832-1904

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

Стивен, Лесли английский историк, писатель, литературный критик и альпинист

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

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English literature and society in the eighteenth century . Ford lectures, 1903SwiftSamuel JohnsonGeorge EliotThe English utilitariansThe playground of EuropeSocial rights and duties; addresses to ethical societies