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" Conclusion" was omitted in the second edition of this book, as I conceived it might possibly mislead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall. On the whole, I have thought it best to reprint it here, with some slight changes which bring... "
Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians - Hopkins, Pater and Wilde - Page 332
by Michael Matthew Kaylor - 2006 - 457 pages
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Oscar Wilde

Peter Raby - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 164 pages
...of? Pater suppressed the conclusion to The Renaissance in its 16 second edition on the grounds that it 'might possibly mislead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall', implying that it was as dangerous to the impressionable as was the 'poison' book which Lord Henry Wotton...
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The Vanishing Subject: Early Psychology and Literary Modernism

Judith Ryan - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 267 pages
...earlier suppression and protects it from attack by admitting the possible damage it might cause: "The brief 'Conclusion' was omitted in the second edition...of those young men into whose hands it might fall" (Renaissance, p. 150). He does not specify the nature of the problem, but we can infer from similar...
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Theatre Intercontinental: Forms, Functions, Correspondences

C. C. Barfoot, Cobi Bordewijk - Drama - 1993 - 224 pages
...challenge. Pater felt the need to omit the "Conclusion" in the second edition of the book in 1877, "as [he] conceived it might possibly mislead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall" (the author's own note in later editions of The Renaissance which restored the conclusion). 3. See...
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Evolution and Literary Theory

Joseph Carroll - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 518 pages
...(1888), Pater explained that he had deleted the "Conclusion" from the second edition (1877) for fear "it might possibly mislead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall," but now he was restoring the insofar as Marius considers the problem at all he inclines to the idealist...
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Dandies and Desert Saints: Styles of Victorian Masculinity

James Eli Adams - History - 1995 - 249 pages
...Renaissance (1888), Pater explained that "this brief 'Conclusion' was omitted in the second edition of diis book, as I conceived it might possibly mislead some...to my original meaning. I have dealt more fully in Marins the Epicurean with the thoughts suggested by it" (186). In urging a strenuous discipline to...
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Tumult of Images: Essays on W.B. Yeats and Politics

International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. International Congress, International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. Conference, C. C. Barfoot - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 249 pages
...challenge. Pater felt the need to omit the "Conclusion" in the second edition of the book in 1877, "as [he] conceived it might possibly mislead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall" (the author's own note in later editions of The Renaissance which restored the conclusion). offered...
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Walter Pater: The Critical Heritage

R. M. Seiler - Reference - 1980 - 449 pages
...critical of religion, and, most significantly, suppressed the Conclusion, because, as he said later, 'it might possibly mislead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall'. Many of these alterations and suppressions were made in response to specific criticisms, as in the...
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Modernisms: A Literary Guide

Peter Nicholls - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 368 pages
...problem in the notorious 'Conclusion' to The Renaissance (withdrawn from the second edition lest it 'mislead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall' [186]). In these pages, Pater tried to meet the challenge of a relativistic world by offering a gospel...
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Oscar Wilde

Karl Beckson - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 434 pages
...flame', and to cultivate a love of 'art for art's sake', was omitted by Pater in the second edition 'as I conceived it might possibly mis-lead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall' . Wilde, who had studied with Pater at Oxford, called The Renaissance (as it was subsequently called)...
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Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in His Criticism

Lawrence Danson - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 198 pages
...unweaving of ourselves' (Hill, 188; my italics). Pater omitted the Conclusion in the second edition because 'it might possibly mislead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall' (Hill, 186). Wilde was avid to be misled. But Pater is teasingly vague about how the Conclusion might...
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