Reference Entry

Stephen, Sir Leslie (1832-1904), author, literary critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography

Alan S. Bell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Early life; Cambridge career | Mountaineering, early writings, agnosticism | Politics and America; marriage and journalism | Literary projects; death of Harriet Stephen, and remarriage | The Dictionary of National Biography | Resignation from editorship; later literary projects | Death of Julia Stephen, and last years | Appearance, achievement, and posthumous reputation

Reference Entry.  10624 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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