1st Edition

John Ruskin's Correspondence with Joan Severn
Sense and Nonsense Letters

ISBN 9781905981908
Published September 1, 2008 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a collection of selected letters from the correspondence between John Ruskin and his cousin Joan (Agnew Ruskin) Severn. It explores the roles she occupied in Ruskin's life and home, comparing their epistolary relationship with those Ruskin shared with other.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Relational Roles: 'A Joanie to manage everything for me' 2. The Evolution of Baby-Talk: 'If ve'ed nevy learnt baby tawk' 3. Ruskin and Girls: 'Like a itie wee schoolgirl' 4. Letters 1864–88: Notes on Editorial Practice

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