“Belcaro – Being Essays on Sundry Aesthetical Questions” is an 1881 collection of essays on the subject of aestheticism written by Vernon Lee. Contents include: “The Book and its Title”, “The Child in the Vatican”, “Orpheus and Eurydice – The Lesson of a Bas-Relief”, “Faustus and Helena – Notes on the Supernatural in Art”, “Chapelmaster Kreisler – A Study of Musical Romanticists”, “Cherubino – A Psychological Art Fancy”, “In Umbria – A Study of Artistic Personality”, “Ruskinism – The Would-Be Study of a Conscience”, “A Dialogue on Poetic Morality”, and “Postscript or Apology”. Violet Paget (1856–1935), also known under the pseudonym Vernon Lee, was a French-born British writer famous for her supernatural fiction and contributions to the field of aesthetics. She also wrote more than a dozen books on a variety of subjects ranging from music to travel, and today she is best remembered for her original ideas and amusing use of irony. Other notable works by this author include: “The Prince of the Hundred Soups: A Puppet Show in Narrative” (1883), “The Countess of Albany” (1884), and “Miss Brown” (1884). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly republishing this classic collection of essays now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.