After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870-1920

Hardcover | February 27, 2011

byStuart Eagles

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After Ruskin is an original and imaginative exploration of intellectual influence, focusing on the pre-eminent Victorian art and social critic, John Ruskin (1819-1900). It explains how he inspired leading activists and thinkers to help reform Britain's social and political culture in theperiod between 1870 and 1920. These individuals promoted Ruskin's message in key institutions and organisations: Ruskin's Guild of St. George, societies formed in his name, the university settlements, and the Labour Party. Tracing their development, and assessing their significance, Stuart Eaglesdescribes the nature and weighs the extent of Ruskin's legacy. A meticulously researched study based on extensive archival research, this is the first comprehensive survey of the social and political influence of one of Victorian Britain's greatest critics.

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After Ruskin is an original and imaginative exploration of intellectual influence, focusing on the pre-eminent Victorian art and social critic, John Ruskin (1819-1900). It explains how he inspired leading activists and thinkers to help reform Britain's social and political culture in theperiod between 1870 and 1920. These individuals p...

Stuart Eagles was born in Reading and studied English at the University of Lancaster, where he wrote a Master's dissertation on Dickens, Ruskin, and Victorian Political Economy. He completed a D.Phil on Ruskin's social and political legacy in Britain at The Queen's College, University of Oxford, and is now studying Ruskin's influence ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:February 27, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199602417

ISBN - 13:9780199602414

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Ruskin's politics: 'No Wealth but Life'2. 'Practical power and faith'3. 'Among the best safeguards'4. The Ruskin Diaspora: a History of the Ruskin Society5. 'Taken prisoner by his mortal enemies'?6. Ruskin's 'true disciple'?ConclusionSelect Bibliography