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The Crown of Wild Olive and Other Essays and Lectures:

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ISBN-10: 1406828734

ISBN-13: 9781406828733

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Ruskin

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Ruskin was a British art critic and social thinker whose essays on subjects such as art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian era.
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List price: $29.90
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 588
Language: English

Ruskin was one of the most influential man of letters of the nineteenth century. An only child, Ruskin was born in Surrey. He attended Christ Church, Oxford, from 1839 to 1842. His ties to his parents, especially his mother, were very strong, and she stayed with him at Oxford until 1840, when, showing ominous signs of consumption, he left for a long tour of Switzerland and the Rhineland with both parents. His journeys to France, Germany, and, especially, Italy formed a great portion of his education. Not only did these trips give him firsthand exposure to the art and architecture that would be the focus of much of his long career; they also helped shape what he felt was his main interest,…