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Val d'Arno Ten Lectures on the Tuscan Art Directly Antecedent to the Florentine Year of Victories; Given Before the University of Oxford in Michaelmas Term, 1873 By John Ruskin
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was... More > the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ruskin< Less
A Blot in the 'Scutcheon By Robert Browning
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an... More > English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax.Browning's early career began promisingly, but was not a success. The long poem Pauline brought him to the attention of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and was followed by Paracelsus, which was praised by Wordsworth and Dickens, but in 1840 the difficult Sordello, which was seen as wilfully obscure, brought his poetry into disrepute. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Browning< Less
Aratra Pentelici, Seven Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture Given before the University of Oxford in Michaelmas Term, 1870 By John Ruskin
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was... More > the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ruskin< Less
Life and Letters of Robert Browning By Sutherland, Mrs. Orr
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an... More > English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax.Browning's early career began promisingly, but was not a success. The long poem Pauline brought him to the attention of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and was followed by Paracelsus, which was praised by Wordsworth and Dickens, but in 1840 the difficult Sordello, which was seen as wilfully obscure, brought his poetry into disrepute. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Browning< Less
Robert Browning By Edward Dowden
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Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for... More > their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax.Browning's early career began promisingly, but was not a success. The long poem Pauline brought him to the attention of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and was followed by Paracelsus, which was praised by Wordsworth and Dickens, but in 1840 the difficult Sordello, which was seen as wilfully obscure, brought his poetry into disrepute. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Browning Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment -- Complete By George Meredith
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: George Meredith, OM (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an... More > English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.Meredith was born in Portsmouth, England, a son and grandson of naval outfitters. His mother died when he was five. At the age of 14 he was sent to a Moravian School in Neuwied, Germany, where he remained for two years. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock, son of Thomas Love Peacock in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the Monthly Observer. He married Edward Peacock's widowed sister Mary Ellen Nicolls in 1849 when he was twenty-one years old and she was twenty-eight.Meredith collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, in an 1851 volume, Poems. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Meredith< Less
In God's Way: A Novel By Bjornstjerne Bjornson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Edmund William Gosse CB (21 September 1849 – 16... More > May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic. He was strictly brought up in a small Protestant sect, the Plymouth Brethren, but broke away sharply from that faith. His account of his childhood in the book Father and Son has been described as the first psychological biography.His friendship with the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft inspired a successful career as a historian of late-Victorian sculpture. His translations of Ibsen helped to promote that playwright in England, and he encouraged the careers of W.B. Yeats and James Joyce. He also lectured in English literature at Cambridge.Gosse was the son of Philip Henry Gosse and Emily Bowes. His father was a naturalist and his mother an illustrator who published a number of books of poetry. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Gosse< Less
Complete Short Works of George Meredith By George Meredith
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: George Meredith, OM (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an... More > English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.Meredith was born in Portsmouth, England, a son and grandson of naval outfitters. His mother died when he was five. At the age of 14 he was sent to a Moravian School in Neuwied, Germany, where he remained for two years. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock, son of Thomas Love Peacock in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the Monthly Observer. He married Edward Peacock's widowed sister Mary Ellen Nicolls in 1849 when he was twenty-one years old and she was twenty-eight.Meredith collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, in an 1851 volume, Poems. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Meredith< Less
Rhoda Fleming -- Complete By George Meredith
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: George Meredith, OM (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an... More > English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.Meredith was born in Portsmouth, England, a son and grandson of naval outfitters. His mother died when he was five. At the age of 14 he was sent to a Moravian School in Neuwied, Germany, where he remained for two years. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock, son of Thomas Love Peacock in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the Monthly Observer. He married Edward Peacock's widowed sister Mary Ellen Nicolls in 1849 when he was twenty-one years old and she was twenty-eight.Meredith collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, in an 1851 volume, Poems. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Meredith< Less
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel -- Complete By George Meredith
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: George Meredith, OM (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an... More > English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.Meredith was born in Portsmouth, England, a son and grandson of naval outfitters. His mother died when he was five. At the age of 14 he was sent to a Moravian School in Neuwied, Germany, where he remained for two years. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock, son of Thomas Love Peacock in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the Monthly Observer. He married Edward Peacock's widowed sister Mary Ellen Nicolls in 1849 when he was twenty-one years old and she was twenty-eight.Meredith collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, in an 1851 volume, Poems. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Meredith< Less

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