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The Aesthetic Movement In England
Hamilton's famous defence of the Aesthetic Movement was first published in 1882. The contents were later updated and expanded for the third edition, of which this current edition is a reprint. A superb source of information regarding the reactions of contemporaries to Aesthetic poetry and the Pre-Raphaelite School of painting, this highly enjoyable and frequently amusing v ...more
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published by AMS Press
(first published January 1st 1973)
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“Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, on the 15th October, 1856, so that he is now about twenty-six years of age, but brief as has been his career, it has been full of promise for the future. The son of highly intellectual parents, he has had an exceptional education, has travelled much in wild and remote, through classic lands, and in the course of these journeys has learnt to appreciate the beauties of the old authors, in whose works whilst at college he attained exceptional proficiency. But his naturally enthusiastic temperament teaches him to hope for better in the future than has been achieved in the past, and to see how vast will be the influence of Art and Literature on the coming democracy of Intellect, when education and culture shall have taught men to pride themselves on what they have done, and not alone on the deeds of their ancestors.”More quotes…