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Stephen, Leslie


Studies of a Biographer (in 4 volumes)




Duckworth and Company


1898 - 1902








1st edition






This historian, philosopher, and literary scholar penned numerous works spanning three centuries and covering a vast array of subjects, as attested to by his numerous works. See the list of his other works in this database, including  "The English Utilitarians," "The History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century," "Hours in a Library," "An Agnostic's Apology," and "The Science of Ethics."

Joseph McCabe  writes about this author that he "was one of the most outspoken of the prominent literary men of the last generation." This 4 volume set contains essays on the following people and subjects, thus giving the reader an introduction to the vast scope of his writings. It also has the author's signature in the 1st volume.

National Biography
The Evolution of Editors
John Byrom
Gibbon's Autobiography
Arthur Young
Wordworth's Youth
The Story of Scott's Ruin
The Importation of German
Mathew Arnold
Jowett's Life
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Life of Tennyson
The Browning Letters
John Donne
John Ruskin
William Godwin's Novels
Walter Bagehot
Thomas Henry Huxley
James Anthony Froude
In Praise of Walking
Shakespear as a Man
Southey's Letters
New Lights on Milton
Anthony Trollope
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Cosmopolitan Spirit in Literature

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