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John Ruskin

Critic, Activist (8-Feb-1819 — 20-Jan-1900)


Joan Abse. John Ruskin: The Passionate Moralist. Alfred A. Knopf. 1981. 363pp.

Mimma Balia; with Michelle Lovric. Ruskin's Rose: A Venetian Love Story. New York: Artisan. 2000. 82pp. Regarding his love affair with Rose La Touche.

John Batchelor. John Ruskin: No Wealth But Life. London: Chatto & Windus. 2000. 369pp.

Quentin Bell. Ruskin. G. Braziller. 1978. 164pp.

Patrick Conner. Savage Ruskin. Wayne State University Press. 1979. 189pp.

Kenneth Daley. The Rescue of Romanticism: Walter Pater and John Ruskin. Ohio University Press. 2001. 176pp.

Willie Henderson. John Ruskin's Political Economy. Routledge. 2000. 200pp.

Tim Hilton. John Ruskin: The Later Years. Yale University Press. 2000. 656pp.

John D. Rosenberg. The Darkening Glass: A Portrait of Ruskin's Genius. Columbia University Press. 1961.

Harriet Whelchel (editor). John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 1993. 223pp. Essays by Susan P. Casteras, Susan Phelps Gordon, Anthony Lacy Gully, Robert Hewison, George P. Landow, and Christopher Newall.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition (vol.23, pp.858-61)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1275)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.306)

  8. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.323)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.897)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.434)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.595)

  12. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (pp.453-55)

  13. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.456)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.24)

  15. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.387)

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