This pocket-sized volume, with comprehensive entries ranging from art to zoology, the Middle Ages, pantomimes, Tolstoy, and usury, offers insight into the life of one of the 19th century's most extraordinary men.
John Ruskin, author, art critic, architect, social commentator, was arguably the most influential Victorian of them all, with disciples ranging from Gandhi and Martin Luther King to Proust and Oscar Wilde. But his writings have been characterized as "glorious words, but too many," and the volumes of his work can appear daunting. A Ruskin Alphabet is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to the exhilarating energy of his thought, and provides a unique insight into Ruskin's life, works, and loves. Entries range from Art to Zoology via Economics, Nature, the Pathetic Fallacy, and much else. It appeals both to Ruskin scholars and to those just discovering the work of this multi-faceted genius. It is the essential pocket-sized book on Ruskin.
|Publisher:||Pallas Athene (UK)|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Kevin Jackson is a well-respected critic and journalist; a shorter version of this book appeared in the Independent followed by his Radio 3 program on Ruskin, People Be Good. He is also the author of The Worlds of John Ruskin.