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Title:The Letters of John Ruskin to Lord and Lady Mount-Temple
Price:GBP£25.00 (about USD$33.70)
Item ID:B009-4161
Publisher:Ohio State University Press, Columbus. Ohio, 1964
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Ohio State University Press, 1964, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

introduction by the editor; The frantic, indeed psychotic obsession of John Ruskin for a young girl named Rose La Touche constitutes probably the most terrible (and, unfortunately, protracted, and, in the end, tragic) period in the life of that Victorian genius. In recent years, the publication of previously suppressed documents relating to the affair, which ended with Rose's death in a kind of religious insanity and which contributed decisively to the madness in which Ruskin spent his last dozen or more years, has inevitably made the story one of the central points in Ruskin biography, not only because it has a quite horrid fascination of its own, but also because it throws much light on Ruskin's complex and desperately unhappy personality. These letters are documents of unusual value for the fresh light they shed on a crucial phase of Ruskin's life and for the incidental illustrations they offer of the breadth of his intellectual interests and the virtually obsessive nature of his work in many fields. Furthermore, unlike many similar collections, this one constitutes a connected drama and a coherent psychological narrative. John Lewis Bradley is associate professor of English at the Ohio State University. He is the editor of the collection 'Ruskin's Letters from Venice, 1851-52.' Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xiii + 399. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing to page edges. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. publisher's 'compliments' slip loosely inserted. Gilt titles spine. maroon cloth. Includes appendices & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Letters; 19th century; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4161.
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