Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 March 2019

416 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198823438

Bookseller Code (06)

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The Collected Works of Walter Pater Imaginary Portraits

Volume 3

Edited by Lene Ostermark-Johansen

Collected Works of Walter Pater

  • The Collected Works of Walter Pater preserves the integrity of Pater's revisions and arrangements of his writings, augments his uncollected essays and fiction, and brings together, for the first time, all of his literary journalism and academic studies, his extant correspondence, and transcriptions of his manuscripts
  • One of the first two volumes in the Collected Works; the other is Gaston De Latour, edited by Gerald Monsman
  • Textual variants reveal to the reader how and when Pater revised his text, and the patterns of his creative editorial decisions
  • Key background information is coherently, and thoroughly, presented; all phrases and quotations in French, German, Greek, and Latin are translated
  • Includes an overview of Pater's unique genre, its relation to the visual arts and to Victorian society, and the critical reception and influence of the Imaginary Portraits; a chronology of his life; a history of the book's publication; and a scholarly Appendix providing a historical context for the publication of Pater's last book, the Daniel Press edition of 'The Child in the House'
  • A thorough index guides readers interested in Pater's prose as it relates to art history, ancient history, Victorian culture, and literary theory