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The Desire of My Eyes: The Life & Work of John Ruskin

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This "tour de force of analysis" (Joel Agee) examines the life and work of the prolific, visionary writer, painter and critic. Kemp finds in Ruskin's life -- which spanned the same years as Queen Victoria's and thus embodied the Victorian era itself -- a faithful mirror of the history and psychological evolution of his age.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 1990)
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Robert Costic
Ruskin was an eccentric, brilliant, and influential art and social critic in Victorian Britain, and this biography does an excellent job of narrating the major events of his life, the world he lived in, and how it all tied in with his ideas.
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