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The Aesthetic Adventure by William Gaunt - Pelican, 1957


Title: The Aesthetic Adventure
Author: William Gaunt
Publisher: Pelican
Publication Date: 1957
Format: Softcover
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some signs of wear.

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Reader's note

The Aesthetic Adventure is an account of the aesthetic movement in Victorian England and the part played in it by Rossetti, Ruskin, Swinburne, Pater, Whistler, Wilde, and many others. The personalities of the artists and writers are depicted with such reality that we almost feel ourselves taking part in their quarrels and law-suits and being involved for or against ‘art for art’s sake’, especially as their cutting, witty words are often quoted and sixteen pages of plate show their work. The social climate in which they lived is brought to life so well that we come to feel at home in it.