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 . the writing of Præterita, one of the most charming of all his books, contained for Ruskin .. 1 W. G. Collingwood, Life and Work of John Ruskin, , p. As a memoir elevated to the level of fine art, John Ruskin’s Praeterita stands alongside The Education of Henry Adams and the confessions of.
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John Ruskin was one of the most influential men of his day, and Praeteritahis autobiography, offers fascinating insights into many of the topics in which he was pre-eminent: Turner, nature, politics, and travel. This is the first major new edition sinceincluding passages excised from the johm 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.
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Praeterita, John Ruskin’s incomplete autobiography, was written between periods of serious mental illness at the end of his career, and is an eloquent analysis of the guiding powers of his life, both public and private. An elegy for lost places and people, it recounts Ruskin’s rhskin childhood, his time as an undergraduate at Oxford, and his journeys across France, the Alps, and northern Italy. In the following excerpt, Ruskin remembers his childhood home. By Francis O’Gorman When John Ruskin began Praeteritahis unfinished autobiography, he had no obvious models of what an autobiography should look like, nor a clear view of who his audience was.
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To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Rhskin 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: 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 s 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 prqeterita of his family history since Selected Writings John Ruskin.
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