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Studies of a Biographer

Studies of a Biographer
4 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108047739

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  • 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, who range from Shakespeare to Robert Louis Stevenson and from Pascal to Wordsworth.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108047739
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: National biography
    The evolution of editors
    John Byrom
    Gibbon's autobiography
    Arthur Young
    Wordsworth's youth. Volume 2: The story of Scott's ruin
    The importation of German
    Matthew Arnold
    Jowett's life
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Life of Tennyson
    Pascal. Volume 3: The Browning letters
    John Donne
    John Ruskin
    William Godwin's novels
    Walter Bagehot
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    James Anthony Froude
    In praise of walking. Volume 4: Shakespeare as a man
    Southey's letters
    New lights on Milton
    Anthony Trollope
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    The cosmopolitan spirit in literature.

  • Author

    Leslie Stephen

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