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Published: 23 May 2012

512 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192802415

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John Ruskin
Edited by Francis O'Gorman

Oxford World's Classics

  • The first major new edition of Ruskin's autobiography since 1908.
  • One of the most important and influential men of his day, in his autobiography Ruskin covers many of the topics in which he was pre-eminent: art, architecture, J. M. W. Turner, nature, politics, travel, with a fascinating account of his childhood and intellectual development.
  • Includes passages excised from the first printed editions.
  • Introduction sets the autobiography in the context of Ruskin's life in the 1880s at the time of writing and discusses its fractured nature and unique style.
  • Thorough explanatory notes provide details of Ruskin's many references and allusions.
  • Glossary of Persons Mentioned provides a gazetteer of Ruskin's social and intellectual circle and the first proper update of his family history since 1956.
  • Index.