This selection from the works of the writer and critic John Ruskin (1819-1900) is designed to illustrate the development of Ruskin's personality and literary style. What emerges is an extraordinary record of Ruskin's life and times, spanning most of the nineteenth century. Beginning with his reflections on his childhood, the volume proceeds chronologically, through his education and his European travels. It includes extracts from major essays on Venice, and observations on a range of contemporary writers, artists and architects, and it finishes with a moving passage on the sorrows of old age. The selections were made by the prominent Cambridge scholar A. C. Benson from the Library Edition of Ruskin's works, and the volume was first published in 1927. Cambridge University Press is delighted to bring this classic edition back into print.
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Table of Contents
Note; Introduction; 1. The style of Ruskin; 2. Childhood; 3. First writings; 4. His own writings; 5. First sight of the Alps; 6. Switzerland; 7. Ruskin at Oxford; 8. The Rhone; 9. The Jura; 10. The alps; 11. Calais church; 12. The approach to Venice; 13. Venice as painted by Canaletti, Proust, Stanfield and Turner; 14. Venice; 15. St. Mark's Venice; 16. The interior of St. Mark's Venice; 17. Working days in Italy; 18. Gothic architecture; 19. Tombs; 20. The artist's work; 21. The great artist; 22. Greek art; 23. Fidelity in art; 24. Nature in childhood; 25. The sea; 26. Sea waves; 27. The colour of iron; 28. Pine-trees; 29. Water; 30. Grass; 31. The fly; 32. The fly and the dog - freedom and captivity; 33. The snake; 34. Birds; 35. The dove; 36. St George; 37. A sleeping beauty; 38. The bow of a boat; 39. Ships; 40. The fighting Téméraire; 41. The scapegoat; 42. Two windmills; 43. Steel-engraving; 44. Early reading; 45. Bible reading; Reading and writing; 45. Psalms; 46. Hymns; 47. The homes of Scott; 48. Sir Walter Scott; 49. Xenophon's Economicus; 50. The birthplace of St Bernard; 51. The family of Veronese; 52. Albert Dürer; 53. Turner's youth; 54. Frederick Walker; 55. Three architects; 56. Restoration; 57. A gentleman; 58. The use and abuse of money; 59. Recreation; 60. The merchant's trade; 61. Conventionalism in art; 62. Vocation and education; 63. Poverty; 64. Art and religion; 65. The pathetic fallacy; 66. Mind and body; 67. Fear; 68. The imperfection of all good art; 69. A confession of failure; 70. The sorrow of age; Index.