Praeterita: The Autobiography of John Ruskin
Praeterita is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of the 19th century. Written by Ruskin in the 1880s between attacks of brain fever, it gives a fascinating account of his upbringing in a severely respectable Victorian household, his Continental travels, his friends and relations, and the development and refinement of his aesthetic tastes.
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CHAPTER yOLUME ONE I THE SPRINGS OF WANDEL
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