An elaborately written philosophical novel of ancient Rome which incorporates a retelling of Apuleius' story of Cupid and Psyche. It was as a critic and a humanist that Walter Pater (1839-1894), professor at Oxford, led the revival of interest in Renaissance art and humanism, becoming a powerful influence on his own and succeeding generations, claiming disciples as diverse as Virginia Woolf and Ezra Pound. This philosophic novel is generally cons...
By Walter Pater
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (June 10, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 14485514
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
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