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Oxford University Press / 2012 / Paperback
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* Adding back passages from the original publication, this is the first major new edition of Ruskin's autobiography since 1908. Discover fascinating insights into the many areas of his expertise---including art, architecture, nature, politics, and travel---and the context of his life that drove his passion for beauty and understanding. Features explanatory notes and a glossary of persons mentioned. 512 pages, softcover from Oxford University.
John Ruskin was one of the most influential men of his day, and Praeterita, his autobiography, offers fascinating insights into many of the topics in which he was pre-eminent: art, architecture, J. M. W. Turner, nature, politics, and travel. This is the first major new edition since 1908, including passages excised from the original printed editions. The Introduction sets the autobiography in the context of Ruskin's life at the time of writing and discusses its fractured nature and unique style. Thorough explanatory notes illuminate the many references and allusions and the Glossary of Persons Mentioned provides a gazetteer of Ruskin's social and intellectual circle.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Francis O'Gormon is Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds.
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