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The Works of Walter Pater By Walter Pater

The Works of Walter Pater by Walter Pater


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Walter Pater (1839-94) was the foremost Victorian writer on art and on aesthetic experience. Volume 2 of his collected works of 1900-1 is the first of two volumes of Marius the Epicurean (1885), Pater's only full-length fiction, set in the late Roman Empire.

The Works of Walter Pater Summary

The Works of Walter Pater by Walter Pater

Walter Pater (1839-94) was the foremost Victorian writer on art and on aesthetic experience. He brought his extensive knowledge of the history of art to bear on the new problem of how to explain the very personal affective response to beauty, and raised this into a central concern of aesthetic and philosophical thought. His ideas still shape modern assumptions about how art plays on our feelings and intellectual responses. This edition of Pater's complete works was published in 1900-1 in a limited edition of 775 copies. It comprises eight volumes with an additional volume of critical essays first published in The Guardian. This is the first of two volumes of Marius the Epicurean (1885), Pater's only full-length fiction. A novel of ideas, combining history and philosophy with a fictional narrative set in the late Roman Empire, the work is a fascinating experiment in the boundaries of genre.

Table of Contents

Part I: 1. 'The religion of Numa'; 2. White-nights; 3. Change of air; 4. The tree of knowledge; 5. The golden book; 6. Euphuism; 7. A pagan end; Part II: 8. Animula vagula; 9. New Cyrenaicism; 10. On the way; 11. 'The most religious city in the world'; 12. 'The divinity that doth hedge a king'; 13. The 'mistress and mother' of palaces; 14. Manly amusement.

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NLS9781108034241
9781108034241
1108034241
The Works of Walter Pater by Walter Pater
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2011-11-10
256
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