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Stephen, Leslie (1832–1904) By Keese, Andrew

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1169-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 25 September 2022, from


Leslie Stephen was an English author and editor who contributed significantly to the science-religion debate in the latter part of the Victorian period. Father of modernist author Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) and artist Vanessa Bell (1879–1961), he was a long-time editor of the popular literary periodical Cornhill Magazine and the Dictionary of National Biography. He was also a noted mountaineer, having served as president of the Alpine Club and editor of the Alpine Journal.

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Keese, Andrew. "Stephen, Leslie (1832–1904)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 25 Sep. 2022 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1169-1

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