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This captivating and moving book (previously published in two volumes in 1988 and 2000) is the authoritative biography of John Ruskin, the most influential nineteenth-century critic of art and society. Drawing on the complete text of Ruskin's diaries and many thousands of unpublished letters and other documents, Tim Hilton provides fresh insight into Ruskin's literary achievement and tormented life. This edition also includes a new introduction by the author.
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"It has taken 100 years, but in Tim Hilton, Ruskin has found the champion he deserves." -Hilton Kramer, Wall Street Journal
"A masterpiece of investigative scholarship and a work of generous and engrossing humanity." -John Carey, Sunday Times
"The most readable and sympathetic [biography] that has yet appeared. . . . This biography achieves perspective on its subject's character and achievement and on the well-known dramas of his domestic life." -John Bayley, New York Review of BooksAbout the Author:
Tim Hilton, an art critic and regular contributor to many newspapers, has written the catalogues for a number of significant exhibitions and has taught both painting and art history in several British art schools.
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Book Description Yale University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000070217
Book Description Yale University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0300090994
Book Description Yale University Press, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0300090994
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0300090994