The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from His Writings

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University of Virginia Press, 1964 - Literary Criticism - 566 pages
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No figure among the Victorians surpasses John Ruskin in magnitude of genius, modernity of message, or mastery of prose. Yet for the first half-century after his death in 1900, his genius lay largely undiscovered. First published in 1963, John D. Rosenberg's The Genius of John Ruskin aimed to make Ruskin's ideas and writings accessible to the modern reader, and it quickly became a classic. Long out of print, this important anthology is now available with a new foreword by Herbert F. Tucker and an expanded and updated bibliography by the author that takes into account recent Ruskin scholarship.

 

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Contents

CONTENTS
7
That the Truth of Nature Is Not to
23
Of Water as Painted by Turner
32
Of the Received Opinions
42
Of the Naturalist Ideal
55
Of the Pathetic Fallacy
61
Of Classical Landscape
72
Of Modern Landscape
83
Solitude
315
SESAME AND LILIES
323
THE QUEEN OF THE
356
FORS CLAVIGERA
362
Charitas
374
Benediction
385
The Advent Collect
402
The Catholic Prayer
413

The Mountain Gloom
91
The Lance of Pallas
97
The Two Boyhoods
106
Epilogue
119
The Lamp of Memory
131
THE STONES OF VENICE
139
The Throne
150
St Marks
161
The Nature of Gothic
170
Roman Renaissance
196
Grotesque Renaissance
204
Society
219
UNTO THIS LAST
229
The Veins of Wealth
244
Ad Valorem
254
THE CROWN OF WILD OLIVE
273
SESAME AND LILIES
296
Star Law
419
The Convents of St Quentin
428
FICTION FAIR AND FOUL
435
THE STORMCLOUD OF
445
Self
455
The Springs of Wandel
461
HerneHill Almond Blossoms
479
Schaffhausen and Milan
489
Papa and Mamma
502
Quem Tu Melpomene
516
The Simplon
527
The Grande Chartreuse
533
LEsterelle
542
CHRONOLOGY
551
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
557
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About the author (1964)

John D. Rosenberg is the William Peterfield Trent Professor of English at Columbia University and the author of the award-winning Ruskin biography The Darkening Glass, among other books. Herbert F. Tucker is Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

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