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Praeterita

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'For as I look deeper into the mirror, I find myself a more curious person than I had thought.'John Ruskin (1819-1900) was a towering figure of the nineteenth century: an art critic who spoke up for J. M. W. Turner and for the art of the Italian Middle Ages; a social critic whose aspiration for, and disappointment in, the future of Great Britain was expressed in some of the most vibrant prose in the language. 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, Praeterita recounts Ruskin's intense childhood, his time as an undergraduate at Oxford, and, most of all, his journeys across France, the Alps, and northern Italy. Attentive to the human or divine meaning of everything around him, Praeterita is an astonishing account of revelation.

Product code: 9780192802415

ISBN 9780192802415
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H195xW126xS22
Series Oxford World's Classics
No. Of Pages 480
Publisher Oxford University Press
Praeterita is the autobiography of John Ruskin (1819-1900), art critic and social commentator and one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. An elegy for lost places and people, Praeterita recounts Ruskin's childhood, and his travels across Europe with passion and intimacy.