This affectionate biography, written by his younger brother, the influential editor leslie stephen (1832-1904), and published in 1895, gives a detailed account of the distinguished career of this leading victorian figure. First published in 1878, this biography by sir leslie stephen explores the life of samuel johnson (1709-84), the english poet and lexicographer discussing his childhood, his career as a writer and literary critic, and his works, it paints a portrait of one of english literature's most extraordinary intellects. Leslie stephen was born in london on nov 28, 1832, the son of sir james stephen, a leading evangelical and distinguished undersecretary in the colonial office by birth and education leslie was a member of the victorian intellectual aristocracy, and his upbringing was typical of his class and time. Leslie stephen became a member of the college's governing college corporation  stephen was an honorary fellow of trinity hall, cambridge , and received the honorary degree doctor of letters (d litt) from the university of cambridge and from the university of oxford (november 1901  . Sir leslie stephen the father of alexander pope was a london merchant, a devout catholic, and not improbably a convert to catholicism his mother was one of seventeen children of william turner, of york one of her sisters was the wife of cooper, the well-known portrait-painter.
Her father, leslie stephen, was an eminent literary figure and the first editor (1882–91) of the dictionary of national biography her mother, julia jackson, possessed great beauty and a reputation for saintly self-sacrifice she also had prominent social and artistic connections, which included julia margaret cameron , her aunt and one of. Sir leslie stephen the english historian, critic, and editor sir leslie stephen (1832-1904) was one of the great popularizers of victorian thought and literature leslie stephen was born in london on nov 28, 1832, the son of sir james stephen, a leading evangelical and distinguished undersecretary in the colonial office. 4 hcg matthew, leslie stephen and the new dictionary of national biography, p20 j gross, the rise and fall of the man of letters: aspects of english literary life since 1800 , (harmondsworth. Sir leslie holds a unique place in our literary and cultural history as a distinguished man of letters, and especially as the first editor of the dictionary of national biography and the author of as many as 378 of its original biographies (see lee.
Early life and education author stephen edwin king was born on september 21, 1947, in portland, maine king is recognized as one of the most famous and successful horror writers of all time. At some point of her later life she gave up a literary career and was completely immersed in the preparation of thackeray’s biography in spite of the fact that her father did not want to have a biography of himself published. Extract stephen, sir leslie (1832–1904), author, literary critic, and first editor of the dictionary of national biography, was born at his father's house in kensington gore, later 42 hyde park gate, london, on 28 november 1832.
Born adeline virginia stephen, woolf was the daughter of leslie stephen, a literary critic and editor, and julia jackson duckworth of the duckworth publishing family she was educated by her father at their home at hyde park gate. A written account by someone of another person's life a biography of nelson , biˈographer noun ˌbioˈgraphic(al) october 7, 1849, his whole literary career of scarcely fifteen years a pitiful struggle for mere it is only fair to conclude, as does his biographer, sir leslie stephen: 'it was a gallant spirit which. Sir leslie stephen (1832-1904), english biographer and literary critic, grandson of james stephen (1758-1832), master in chancery, a friend of wilberforce, and author of a book called slavery delineated, and son of sir james stephen (1789-1859), colonial under-secretary for many years, and author of essays on ecclesiastical biography, was born. Learn more about the childhood and literary career of virginia woolf, author of to the lighthouse and mrs virginia woolf biography her father, sir leslie stephen, was a historian and. Leslie stephen (1832-1904), the founding editor of the dictionary of national biography, was one of the leading literary figures of the nineteenth century.
Leslie stephen (1832—1904) leslie stephen was a 19th century british philosopher, man of letters, and first editor of the dictionary of national biographythe portion of his writings which bear upon philosophy is small only in relation to his total literary output. 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. As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 75,000 lessons in math, english, science, history, and more plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed. Sir leslie stephen came from a distinguished intellectual family, and was born at 14 (later renumbered 42) hyde park gate, kensington in london, the son of sir james stephen and (lady) jane catherine (née venn) stephen.
Leslie stephen's grave, highgate cemetery sir leslie stephen kcb (28 november 1832 – 22 february 1904) was an english author, critic, historian , biographer , and mountaineer , and father of virginia woolf and vanessa bell life stephen was born at kensington gore in london, and son of sir james stephen and lady jane catherine (née venn) stephen. She was the daughter of leslie stephen, a famous victorian biographer, critic, philosopher and also the author of several important literary works and the editor of the the dictionary of national biography. The official website of the humphrey bogart estate from villain to hero after the petrified forest was released, bogart worked steadily under his contract with warner bros, and it was necessary for him to make a permanent move out west. Click the link for more information 's life of st anselm (12th admitted to the bar in 1766, he practiced throughout his life, but his true interest was in a literary career and in click the link are important also noteworthy was the publication of the dictionary of national biography (1882), edited by leslie stephen stephen, sir.
The bloomsbury group additions expected -- please be sure to visit again from sir leslie stephen's photograph album (mortimer rare book room, smith college), another brief biography, with an overview of forster's literary career. In 1878, leslie stephen and julia jackson duckworth married, which was the second marriage for both of them they gave birth to adeline virginia stephen four years later, on the 25th of january at 22 hyde park gate, london virginia was the third of their four children leslie stephen began his. Early life born in kensington , london , he was the son of james stephen , the brother of the author and critic sir leslie stephen , the uncle of virginia woolf , and a cousin of the jurist av dicey. Stephen king is the most prominent and prolific horror author of the modern era king lived in a poor, single-parent household where he often turned to reading wild fiction and writing his own.
Virginia woolf was born as adeline virginia stephen into a privileged english family on 25 january 1882 her parents, sir leslie stephen, an editor and a critic, and julia prinsep stephen, a photographer, were quite freethinking people, who educated her in their own literate and well-connected house.