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- Wiley 2008; US$ 150.00 US$ 130.00
This volume presents fresh approaches to classic Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural world in which the Victorian novel was written and read. Crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. Provides fresh perspectives on how Victorian fiction relates to different contexts, such as class, sexuality,... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 134.99 US$ 116.09
This book analyses relationships between writing and the financial structures of the 19th century. What emerges is a remarkable set of imaginative connections between literature and Victorian finance, including women and the culture of investment, the profits of a media age, and the uncomfortable relationship between literary and financial capital. more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 8.74
John Ruskin was one of the greatest Victorian critics of art and society, but he was also preoccupied with politics, economics and education. This pocket-sized biography explores his influence on his own age and ours, examining his work, his relationahips and his creative life. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 134.00
For many years Ruskin has seemed, at best, a conservative thinker on gender roles. At worst, his lecture On Queens' Gardens from Sesame and Lilies was read as a locus classicus of Victorian patriarchal oppression. These essays challenge such assumptions, presenting a wide-ranging revaluation of Ruskin's place in relation to gender, and offering... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73
Set in a fictional Whitby at the turn of the eighteenth century, Sylvia's Lovers (1863) is a compelling story of an ordinary girl's tragic passion for a man who disappears. This wide-ranging new edition includes freshly researched notes and considers the novel's debates with the legacy of the Brontės. more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45
Praeterita is the autobiography of John Ruskin (1819-1900), art critic and social commentator and one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. An elegy for lost places and people, Praeterita recounts Ruskin's childhood, and his travels across Europe with passion and intimacy. more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
The death of his beloved wife leaves the Duke of Omnium, former Primer Minister, struggling to impose his will on his three children: in debt, and in love with unsuitable marriage partners, they seek to go their own way, and the novel explores family conflict, principle, and the conquering power of love. The last in the superb Palliser series. more...