Marius the Epicurean, Volume 1


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Marius the Epicurean is a philosophical novel written by Walter Pater, published in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboration, his ideal of the aesthetic life, his cult of beauty as opposed to bare asceticism, and his theory of the stimulating effect of the pursuit of beauty as an ideal of its own. The principles of what would be known as the Aesthetic movement were partly traceable to this book; and its impact was particularly felt on one of the movement's leading proponents, Oscar Wilde, a former student of Pater at Oxford. (Summary from Wikipedia) (6 hr 35 min)

Chapters

The Religion of Numa 16:51 Read by hefyd
White-Nights 22:56 Read by hefyd
Dilexi decorem domus tuae 25:09 Read by hefyd
The Tree of Knowledge 19:27 Read by hefyd
The Golden Book 1:01:29 Read by hefyd
Euphuism 31:37 Read by hefyd
A Pagan End 16:56 Read by hefyd
Animula Vagula 36:46 Read by hefyd
New Cyrenaicism 24:07 Read by hefyd
On the Way 22:16 Read by hefyd
The Most Religious City in the World 25:46 Read by hefyd
The Divinity that Doth Hedge a King 39:58 Read by hefyd
The Mistress and Mother of Palaces 30:17 Read by hefyd
Manly Amusement 22:02 Read by hefyd