Walter Pater





Walter Pater

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born
in Stepney, London, The United Kingdom
August 04, 1839

died
July 30, 1894

gender
male

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Average rating: 3.80 · 1,147 ratings · 58 reviews · 55 distinct works · Similar authors
The Renaissance: Studies in...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 590 ratings — published 1873 — 75 editions
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Marius the Epicurean
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 1885 — 33 editions
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Imaginary Portraits: With t...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1887 — 6 editions
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Selected Writings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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Appreciations, with an Essa...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1890 — 20 editions
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Cupid and Psyche
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1977
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Plato And Platonism
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1973 — 20 editions
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Aesthetic Poetry
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Giordano Bruno
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Essays on Literature and Ar...
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More books by Walter Pater…
“To burn always with this hard gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.”
Walter Pater, The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

“She is older than the rocks among which she sits; like the vampire, she has been dead many times, and learned the secrets of the grave; and has been a diver in deep seas, and keeps their fallen day about her; and trafficked for strange webs with Eastern merchants, and, as Leda, was the mother of Helen of Troy, and, as Saint Anne, the mother of Mary; and all this has been to her but as the sound of lyres and flutes, and lives only in the delicacy with which it has molded the changing lineaments, and tinged the eyelids and the hands.”
Walter Pater

“It is always hazardous to express what one has to say indirectly and allusively.”
Walter Pater

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