Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was founding Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography (DNB). 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 ...
Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was founding Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography (DNB). 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 sets in 1898 and 1902. These vignettes show that, despite the years of preparing material for the DNB to its particular editorial requirements, Stephen was still a master of the finely crafted depiction of the essence of his chosen subjects. Volume 3 includes essays on Donne, John Ruskin, the Brownings' letters and, in complete contrast, a chapter considering the pleasures of walking.
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Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase supports authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Published by DUCKWORTH in 1910, Volume II, ex-library copy, leather binding, small size, faded, internally good, slight foxing, corners bumped, wear to head & tail of spine, quarter leather, library copy-usual stamps & marks.
Very Good. 8vo 267; 284 pages; Former owner's name on first blank of Volume 1, otherwise clean and tight in original light green cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines and gilt emblem of a stack of books and plume pen on front covers. Spine of Volume 2 very slightly canted. Tiny bookseller's ticket at bottom of rear endpaper "Brentano's/Booksellers & Stationers/31 Union Square/New York" Sir Leslie Stephen, KCB (1832 – 1904) was an English author, critic and mountaineer, and was also the father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. He began editing the Cornhill Magazine in 1871; among his contributors were R. L. Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, W.E. Norris, Henry James and James Payn. In 1882 he turned over the Cornhill Magazine to John Payn and accepted the position of editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, the planning and conception of which he was largely responsible. He was sole editor for the first 20 volumes of the DNB. Some of his experiences as an editor were embodied in this work Studies of a Biographer, the contents of which include: 'National Biography', 'The Evolution of Editors', 'John Byrom', 'Johnsoniana', 'Gibbon's Autobiography' 'Arthur Young', 'Wordsworth's Youth', 'The Story of Scott's Ruin', 'The Importation of German', 'Matthew Arnold', 'Jowett's Life', 'Oliver Wendell Holmes', 'Life of Tennyson', and 'Pascal'.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
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