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Unto This Last and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)

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The most influential art theorist and critic of his age, an outstanding man of letters, a sensitive painter and draughtsman, Ruskin's social criticism shocked and angered the establishment and many of his admirers.

First and foremost an outcry against injustice and inhumanity, Unto this Last is also a closely argued assault on the science of political economy, which dominated the Victorian period. Ruskin was a profoundly conservative man who looked back to the Middle Ages as a Utopia, yet his ideas had a considerable influence on the British socialist movement. And in making his powerful moral and aesthetic case against the dangers of unhindered industrialization he was strangely prophetic. This volume shows the astounding range and depth of Ruskin's work, and in an illuminating introduction the editor reveals the consistency of Ruskin's philosophy and his adamant belief that questions of economics, art and science could not be separated from questions of morality. In Ruskin's words, 'There is no Wealth but Life.'

Synopsis:

The most influential art theorist and critic of his age, an outstanding man of letters, a sensitive painter and draughtsman, Ruskin's social criticism shocked and angered the establishment and many of his admirers.

Table of Contents

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Clive Wilmer

Introduction

Chronology

Further Reading

The King of the Golden River

From The Stones of Venice, Volume II

The Nature of Gothic

From The Two Paths

The Work of Iron, in Nature, Art, and Policy

From Modern Painters, Volume V

The Two Boyhoods

Unto This Last

Preface

Essay I: The Roots of Honour

Essay II: The Veins of Wealth

Essay III: Qui Judicatis Terram

Essay IV: Ad Valorem

From The Crown of Wild Olive

Traffic

From Sesame and Lilies

Of Kings' Treasuries From Fors Clavigera

Letter 7: Charitas

Letter 10: The Baron's Gate

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140432114
Editor:
Wilmer, Clive
Author:
Wilmer, Clive
Author:
Ruskin, John
Author:
Wilmer, Clive
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
19860231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.74x5.05x.68 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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