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Walter Pater

Walter Horatio Pater (4 August 1839 – 30 July 1894) was an English essayist, critic of art and literature, and writer of fiction.

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... Pater's The Renaissance is praised as a "wonderful new volume" in Edith Wharton's 1920 novel The Age of Innocence, set in the 1870s ... Lines from the 'Conclusion' to Pater's Renaissance are quoted among the sixth formers in Julian Mitchell's 1982 play Another Country ... Pater, along with several of his colleagues, appears as a minor character in Tom Stoppard's play The Invention of Love ...

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