Sir Leslie Stephen was a distinguished literary and social critic. The third of four wide-ranging volumes on books, writers, and history, this 1907 edition includes the essays “Charlotte Brontë,” “Charles Kingsley,” “Godwin and Shelley,” “Macaulay,” “Landor’s Imaginary Conversations,” “The First Edinburgh Reviewers,” “Cowper and Rousseau,” “Wordsworth’s Ethics,” and “Fielding’s Novels.”
About the Author
Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) was a British biographer, journalist, literary critic, and avid mountaineer. His works include The Playground of Europe (1871), Essays on Free Thinking and Plain Speaking (1873), The Utilitarians (1900), and biographies of Johnson, Pope, Swift, Eliot, and Hobbes. He was the father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.