Studies of a Biographer, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Studies of a Biographer, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Leslie Stephen

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The prolific biographer, first editor of the 26 volumes of the Dictionary of National Biography, and father of Virginia Woolf, shares secrets of the trade in this wide-ranging collection of essays. This first of four volumes published from 1898-1902 includes “National Biography,” “The Evolution of Editors,” shorthand inventor “John Byrom,” “Johnsoniana,” “Gibbon’s Autobiography,” “Arthur Young,” and “Wordsworth’s Youth.”

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ISBN-13: 9781411452350
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
File size: 248 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

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.

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