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The Desire of My Eyes: The Life and 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.

Hardcover, 513 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published 1990)
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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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