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STEPHEN, Leslie. Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen, Volume 2 : 1882-1904. Edited by John W. Bicknell. (London): Macmillan, (1996). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-xi,(5),287-570,(4), + 4 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Since F.W. Maitland's 'Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen' (1906), there has been no volume of the letters written bythis extraordinary and eminent Victorian. Alpinist, literary crtiic, god-killer, editor of 'The Cornhill Magazine' and 'The Dictionary of National Biogarphy', biographer, historian of iudeas, and father of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf, Stephen corresponded with a host of men and women, including such notables as his American friends James Russell Lowell, juistice Holmes and art historian Charles E. Nordton; such contemporaries among the intelligensia as John Morley, Henry Sidgwick, George Eliot, Robert Louis Stevenson, F.W. Maitland and Thomas Hardy; anmd the members of his family -- Minny, his first wife; his sister-in-law, Anny Ritchie; his son Thoby; and his best beloved second wife, Julia. In his letters, always readable, we find his enthusiasms, his ironic humour, his self-doubt and self-pity, his agnuish over his retarded child Laura, his candour, his lively portraits of people and places, his delight in the young -- Nessa, Ginia and Thoby -- and his direct and easy style as he responds to his reader's interestsand needs. This second volume follows the demanding years Stephen spent as editor of 'The Dictionary of National Biography', his happy life with Juli a until her death in 1895, and his continuing devotion to literature, a source of much solace in his last years." - from the dustjacket. Some pencilled marginalia throughout, else very good in dustjacket. 28.00
Title: Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen, Volume 2 : 1882-1904. First Edition industjacket.
Publisher: Macmillan, London , 1996, ISBN:0333492188:
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