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Marius the Epicurean, His Sensations and Ideas Paperback – Import, 27 Aug 2016
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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.
This book often appears on lists of the "worst written books ever", next to the works of Bulwer-Lytton. I can understand why. When I first picked it up I couldn't get past the first two pages. Pater goes on and on and goes nowhere. For the next four days I tried many times to read it, each time I just groaned a few pages in and tossed the book aside. It wan't till the end of the week that I finally got the hang of Pater's style. I eventually finished the book and was glad I did because I really did enjoy the story and also because of the fact that I was finished with it. Mixed feelings.
If you enjoy the decorative style of this era , then by all means buy this book. Avoid otherwise.