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Marius the Epicurean (Penguin Classics) Paperback – January 7, 1986
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Pater's better experienced as an essayist, even though it's easy to grow weary of both his style and his "ideas".
He's an important figure in the history of English literature, however, much more important than Wilde, who has more admirers but less literary substance. W.H. Auden once characterized Wilde as a "playboy" rather than a serious writer, and that is a little severe, but he certainly is less significant than Pater in the history of English Aestheticism.
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To think that I intended for years to read this book! I've slogged through the first ten chapters, and it's a chore to continue. Read morePublished on October 15, 2007 by Michael Huggins