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Studies of a Biographer Leslie Stephen

Studies of a Biographer By Leslie Stephen

Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen


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Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was the founding Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography and a writer on philosophy, ethics, and literature. These finely crafted biographical essays on eminent historical figures were written originally for the National Review and published as two two-volume sets in 1898 and 1902.

Studies of a Biographer Summary

Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen

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 2 includes portraits of Walter Scott, Matthew Arnold and Pascal, and a study of the exploration of German literature in England.

Table of Contents

The story of Scott's ruin; The importation of German; Matthew Arnold; Jowett's life; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Life of Tennyson; Pascal.

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NLS9781108047708
9781108047708
110804770X
Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2012-05-24
294
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