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date: 18 February 2020

Ruskin, John (1819–1900) Critic. 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

The only child of John James and Margaret Ruskin, he was born in London, and grew up in Herne Hill, in south London. His father built up the wine business of which he was a founding partner, and was able to pass on to his son a large fortune, of which Ruskin gave much away. To his parents Ruskin also owed a close knowledge of the Bible, a strong affection for romantic literature, stern political views, and an early attraction to contemporary landscape painting. Much of his schooling was given at home, and from ... ...

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