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Noun1.Sir Leslie Stephen - English writer (1832-1904)
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Says Sir Leslie Stephen in his life of Swift: 'His doctrine was that virtue is the one thing which deserves love and admiration, and yet that virtue in this hideous chaos of a world involves misery and decay.
Somewhat reluctantly, Leslie Stephen agreed to take on Johnson.
Sir Leslie Stephen, his daughter Virginia Woolf tells us, would stomp about repeating his ballads by heart.
Before her preface and introduction (of which more below), Fenwick inserts a very helpful "Chronology of events and major publications" in Stephen's lifetime; in the body of her study, there follow nine main sections devoted respectively to his "Books," his "Pamphlets, booklets and bound offprints," his "Translations" (only one, actually, of Alexander von Berlepsch's Die Alpen [1861]), his "Contributions to periodicals," "The Dictionary of National Biography," his "Contributions to books and books edited by Leslie Stephen," his "Principal works published posthumously," "Miscellaneous items," and his "Published letters.
And it all began in 1883 when its first editor Sir Leslie Stephen posted a list on the noticeboard of the Athenaeum, inviting suggestions and contributions from its members.
Yet they also share this interest with the generation of readers and critics that immediately preceded their own; here, I shall examine how the complex relationship of inheritance and rebellion Woolf experienced with the Victorians, and especially with Leslie Stephen, can be fruitfully explored by comparing their writings about Sterne.
In chapter two, in which Edwards analyzes The Lays of Rome, he takes exception to the hostile criticism of Matthew Arnold and Leslie Stephen and argues for the importance of this work for an understanding of his later History of England.
Elaine Showalter writes in A Literature of Their Own, "It is customary to make Leslie Stephen the heavy in Virginia Woolf's personal drama" (266).
In his Life of Henry Fawcett, Leslie Stephen published a letter of condolence written to Mrs.
Strikingly, Leslie Stephen and Anny Thackeray did not record concerns about Laura's apparently congenital disabilities until after her mother's death, when Laura was five.
Stephen's teenaged self-assessment was prophetic; throughout her life, the intellectual work of reading and writing would be a lifeline through times of mental collapse: from 1905, when taking notes for Frederic Maitland's biography of Leslie Stephen helped her recover from the breakdown she experienced after her father's death, to 1941, when Woolf vowed to "read the whole of English literature through" to counter the bombs of World War Two (L6 466).
To Woolf: WSU has the Woolfs' basic working library including many works which belonged to Virginia's father, Sir Leslie Stephen, and other family members.