INDEX OF WORKS BY WALTER PATER

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Chronology of Pater's works through 1895.  View Online This should be supplemented by William E. Buckler's chronology in Walter Pater: Three Major Texts.  New York: New York UP, 1986.

ESSAYS FIRST PUBLISHED SEPARATELY OR NOT IN 1910 EDITION:

"Aesthetic Poetry" (1889)  PDF (189k) | Get Acrobat Reader | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1889 first edition of Appreciations. The essay was omitted from the 1890 and subsequent editions.

"Giordano Bruno" (1889).  PDF (246k) | Get Acrobat Reader | Based on the version in The Fortnightly Review.  London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd.  Volume XLVI. New Series, July 1 to December 1, 1889.  (Volume LII., Old Series.) The essay, substantially revised, was included as Chapter VII of the unfinished novel Gaston de Latour in 1896, the year after Pater's death.

This section will eventually contain essays that Pater published in the Westminster Review and The Fortnightly, among other journals.  Most of the essays, though not all, appear later in his books and collected works.

SOME VOLUMES PUBLISHED BEFORE 1910:

The Renaissance. (1873)  PDF (625k) | Get Acrobat Reader | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1873 first edition.

The Renaissance. (1877)  PDF (667k) | Get Acrobat Reader | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1877 second edition.

The Renaissance. (1901)  PDF (817k) | Get Acrobat Reader | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1901 sixth edition.

Marius the Epicurean, I. (1885) PDF (990k) | Get Acrobat Reader. | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1885 edition.

Marius the Epicurean, II. (1885) PDF (938k) | Get Acrobat Reader. | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1885 edition.

THE 1910 EDITION:

The Renaissance. (1910) PDF (666k) | Get Acrobat Reader. | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

Marius the Epicurean, I. (1910) PDF (717k) | Get Acrobat Reader. | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

Marius the Epicurean, II. (1910) PDF (666k) | Get Acrobat Reader. | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

Imaginary Portraits. (1910) PDF (coming soon) | Get Acrobat Reader. | HTML (117k). Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

Appreciations. (1910) PDF (762k) | Get Acrobat Reader. | Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

Plato and Platonism. (1910) PDF (coming soon) () | Get Acrobat Reader. | HTML (266k). Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

Greek Studies. (1910) PDF (coming soon) () | Get Acrobat Reader. | HTML (226k). Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

Miscellaneous Studies. (1910) PDF (coming soon) () | Get Acrobat Reader. | HTML (189k). Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

Gaston de Latour. (1910) PDF (coming soon) () | Get Acrobat Reader. | HTML (136k). Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

Essays from "The Guardian." (1910) PDF (coming soon) () | Get Acrobat Reader. | HTML (97k). Based on the London: Macmillan, 1910 Library edition.

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