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Selected Essays (Paperback): Walter Pater Selected Essays (Paperback)
Walter Pater; Edited by Alex Wong
R507 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R109 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Famed for his singular prose style as much as for his controversial aestheticist principles, Walter Pater (1839-1894) was one of the great essayists in a century of great essayistic writing. His first book, Studies in the History of the Renaissance - one of the most original and influential texts of the Victorian Aesthetic Movement - was described by Arthur Symons as `the most beautiful book of prose in our literature', and his later work moved Vernon Lee to call him `the natural exponent of the highest aesthetic doctrine'. Selected Essays is a generous gathering of Pater's essays on literature, art, history, philosophy and mythology - all of them, in the words of Oscar Wilde, `delicately wrought works of art'. The selection is accompanied by Alex Wong's critical and biographical introduction and rich explanatory notes.

Studies in the History of the Renaissance (Paperback, New): Walter Pater Studies in the History of the Renaissance (Paperback, New)
Walter Pater; Edited by Matthew Beaumont
R235 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R47 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'art comes to you professing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass, and simply for those moments' sake' In Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873), a diffident Oxford don produced an audacious and incalculably influential defence of aestheticism. Through his highly idiosyncratic readings of some of the finest paintings, sculptures, and poems of the French and Italian Renaissance, Pater redefined the practice of criticism as an impressionistic, almost erotic exploration of the critic's aesthetic responses. At the same time, reclaiming the Hellenism that he saw as the most characteristic aspect of the Renaissance, he implicitly celebrated homoerotic friendship. Pater's infamous 'Conclusion', which forever linked him with the decadent movement, scandalized many with its insistence on making pleasure the sole motive of life, even as it charmed fellow aesthetes such as Oscar Wilde. This edition of Studies reproduces the text of the first edition, recapturing its initial impact, and the Introduction celebrates its doomed attempt to stand out against the processes of industrialization. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Works Of Walter Pater; Volume 6 (Hardcover): Walter Pater The Works Of Walter Pater; Volume 6 (Hardcover)
Walter Pater
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gaston De Latour - An Unfinished Romance (Paperback): Walter Pater Gaston De Latour - An Unfinished Romance (Paperback)
Walter Pater
R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gaston De Latour - An Unfinished Romance (Hardcover): Walter Pater Gaston De Latour - An Unfinished Romance (Hardcover)
Walter Pater
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gaston De Latour - An Unfinished Romance (Paperback): Walter Pater Gaston De Latour - An Unfinished Romance (Paperback)
Walter Pater
R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gaston De Latour - An Unfinished Romance (Hardcover): Walter Pater Gaston De Latour - An Unfinished Romance (Hardcover)
Walter Pater
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gaston De Latour (Paperback): Walter Pater Gaston De Latour (Paperback)
Walter Pater
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Works Of Walter Pater - Imaginary Portraits. Gaston De Latour (Paperback): Walter Pater The Works Of Walter Pater - Imaginary Portraits. Gaston De Latour (Paperback)
Walter Pater
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Works Of Walter Pater - Imaginary Portraits. Gaston De Latour (Hardcover): Walter Pater The Works Of Walter Pater - Imaginary Portraits. Gaston De Latour (Hardcover)
Walter Pater
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The Works Of Walter Pater - Appreciations (Paperback): Walter Pater The Works Of Walter Pater - Appreciations (Paperback)
Walter Pater
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Works Of Walter Pater - Appreciations (Hardcover): Walter Pater The Works Of Walter Pater - Appreciations (Hardcover)
Walter Pater
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Works Of Walter Pater; Volume 5 (Paperback): Walter Pater The Works Of Walter Pater; Volume 5 (Paperback)
Walter Pater
R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Works Of Walter Pater; Volume 5 (Hardcover): Walter Pater The Works Of Walter Pater; Volume 5 (Hardcover)
Walter Pater
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gaston de LaTour - An Unfinished Romance (Paperback): Walter Pater Gaston de LaTour - An Unfinished Romance (Paperback)
Walter Pater; Created by Macmillan Co
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gaston de LaTour - An Unfinished Romance (Hardcover): Walter Pater Gaston de LaTour - An Unfinished Romance (Hardcover)
Walter Pater; Created by Macmillan Co
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Greek Studies a Series of Essays (Paperback): Walter Pater Greek Studies a Series of Essays (Paperback)
Walter Pater; Created by Macmillan Co
R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Greek Studies a Series of Essays (Hardcover): Walter Pater Greek Studies a Series of Essays (Hardcover)
Walter Pater; Created by Macmillan Co
R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Prince of Court Painters (Paperback): Walter Pater A Prince of Court Painters (Paperback)
Walter Pater; Created by Macmillan Co
R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Prince of Court Painters (Hardcover): Walter Pater A Prince of Court Painters (Hardcover)
Walter Pater; Created by Macmillan Co
R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gaston de LaTour (Paperback): Walter Pater, Charles L Shadwell Gaston de LaTour (Paperback)
Walter Pater, Charles L Shadwell
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gaston de LaTour (Hardcover): Walter Pater, Charles L Shadwell Gaston de LaTour (Hardcover)
Walter Pater, Charles L Shadwell
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Appreciations (Paperback): Walter Pater Appreciations (Paperback)
Walter Pater
R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Appreciations (Hardcover): Walter Pater Appreciations (Hardcover)
Walter Pater
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Renaissance Studies in Art and Poetry (Paperback): Walter Pater The Renaissance Studies in Art and Poetry (Paperback)
Walter Pater
R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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