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Published: 15 June 2009

368 Pages | 15 figures

5 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199539246

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Selected Writings

John Ruskin
Edited by Dinah Birch

Oxford World's Classics

  • This is the only general anthology of Ruskin's writing currently available.
  • Growing status of Ruskin as a major Victorian writer; his centenary in 2002 prompted a BBC1 documentary, a show at the Tate and two critical biographies. There is a growing need for an up-to-date and critically informed selection from his major work.
  • Extracts range across the wide variety of Ruskin's texts, from the early 1840s to the late 1880s, and include representative material from each of the major works, ranging in length from 900 to 13,000 words.
  • The introduction assumes no prior knowledge of Ruskin's life and thought, and outlines both in their contemporary context, making it clear why his writing is still relevant today.
  • Includes some of Ruskin's own illustrations.