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- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 109.99
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...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 145.95
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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 8.99
I do not know that one ought to be surprised at anything.'The Duke of Omnium is overwhelmed by the death of his vivacious wife, Lady Glencora. Once the British Prime Minister, he is now in sole charge of his three wilful children. Lord Gerald has been sent down from University; Lord Silverbridge has defected from the Liberal cause of his father's... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 8.99
For as I look deeper into the mirror, I find myself a more curious person than I had thought.'John Ruskin (1819-1900) was a towering figure of the nineteenth century: an art critic who spoke up for J. M. W. Turner and for the art of the Italian Middle Ages; a social critic whose aspiration for, and disappointment in, the future of Great Britain... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 11.99
He's spoilt my life,- he's spoilt it for as long as iver I live on this earth'The compelling story of an ordinary girl's tragic passion for a man who disappears, Sylvia's Lovers (1863) is Elizabeth Gaskell's last completed novel. Set in a fictional Whitby at the end of the eighteenth century, the novel is a modern revenge tragedy... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 11.99
The fact is, Mark, that you and I cannot conceive the depth of fraud in such a man as that.'The Reverend Mark Robarts makes a mistake. Drawn into a social set at odds with his clerical responsibilities, he guarantees the debts of an unscrupulous Member of Parliament. He stands to lose his reputation, and his family, future, and home are all in... more...