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Selected Essays

Walter Pater

Edited by Alex Wong

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ISBN: 978 1 784106 26 3
Categories: 19th Century, British
Imprint: Carcanet Classics
Published: September 2018
216 x 135 mm
320 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • An annotated edition of selected essays by the major Victorian writer and aesthete Walter Pater.

    This volume brings together a generous selection of Pater’s non-fiction writings on literature, art, history, philosophy and mythology, supported by a critical and biographical Introduction and extensive explanatory notes. The essays range in subject from archaic Greece to the culture of Pater’s own day, and they are all, as Wilde called them, ‘delicately wrought works of art’ by an exceptional writer and a passionately delicate thinker.
    Walter Pater
    Walter Pater (1839-1894) was an English essayist, critic and fiction writer, educated at King’s School, Canterbury, and at Queen’s College, Oxford. ... read more
    Alex Wong
    Alex Wong was born in London and now lives in Cambridge, where he studied English literature. He received a doctoral degree for his work on Renaissance English and Latin poetry, and has published a number of critical essays. For Carcanet he has edited the Selected Verse of Algernon Charles Swinburne (2015), ... read more
    Awards won by Alex Wong Short-listed, 2017 Roehampton Poetry Prize Short-listed, 2017 The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry First Collection Prize (Poems Without Irony)
    Praise for Alex Wong 'Possesses brilliant linguistic finesse'
    David Morley
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