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The Works of Walter Pater

The Works of Walter Pater
9 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108034326

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  • 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. The topics range from Plato, classical art, nineteenth-century literature and art, and Pater's only work of fiction, Marius the Epicurean. There are also review articles on contemporary English and French writings.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108034326
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 140 mm
    • weight: 3.2kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Two early French stories
    Pico della Mirandola
    Sandro Botticelli
    Luca della Robbia
    The Poetry of Michelangelo
    Leonardo da Vinci
    The school of Giorgione
    Joachim du Bellay
    Conclusion. Volume 2: 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. Volume 3: Part III:
    15. Stoicism at court
    16. Second thoughts
    17. Beata urbs
    18. 'The ceremony of the dart'
    19. The will as vision
    Part IV:
    20. Two curious houses. 1. Guests
    21. Two curious houses. 2. The church in Cecilia's house
    22. 'The minor peace of the church'
    23. Divine service
    24. A conversation not imaginary
    25. Sunt lacrimae rerum
    26. The martyrs
    27. The triumph of Marcus Aurelius
    28. Anima naturaliter christiana. Volume 4: Imaginary Portraits:
    1. A prince of court painters
    2. Denys l'Auxerrois
    3. Sebastian van Storck
    4. Duke Carl of Rosenmold
    Gaston de Latour:
    1. A clerk in orders
    2. Our Lady's church
    3. Modernity
    4. Peach-blossom and wine
    5. Suspended judgment
    6. Shadows of events
    7. The lower pantheism. Volume 5: Style
    Charles Lamb
    Sir Thomas Browne
    Love's Labours Lost
    Measure for Measure
    Shakespeare's English kings
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    Feuillet's La Morte
    Postscript. Volume 6:
    1. Plato and the doctrine of motion
    2. Plato and the doctrine of rest
    3. Plato and the doctrine of number
    4. Plato and Socrates
    5. Plato and the Sophists
    6. The genius of Plato
    7. The doctrine of Plato
    8. Lacedaemon
    9. The Republic
    10. Plato's aesthetics. Volume 7: Preface
    A study of Dionysus: the spiritual form of fire and dew
    The Bacchanals of Euripides
    The myth of Demeter and Persephone
    Hippolytus veiled: a study from Euripides
    The beginning of Greek sculpture
    The marbles of Aegina
    The age of athletic prizemen: a chapter in Greek art. Volume 8: Preface
    Prosper Mérimée
    Art notes in North Italy
    Notre-Dame d'Amiens
    Apollo in Picardy
    The child in the house
    Emerald Uthwart
    Diaphaneitè. Volume 9:
    1. English literature
    2. Amiel's Journal Intime
    3. Browning
    4. Robert Elsmere
    5. Their Majesties' servants
    6. Wordsworth
    7. Mr. Gosse's poems
    8. Ferdinand Fabre
    9. The Contes of M. Augustin Filon.

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