Stuart is a graduate of the English department at Lancaster University, and the Faculty of Modern History, University of Oxford. He wrote a Master’s dissertation on Ruskin and Dickens, before studying the influence of Ruskin’s social and political ideas for his doctorate at The Queen’s College. He is now working on Ruskin’s influence in Russia.
Ruskin and Tolstoy
(The Ruskin Lecture, 2010)
32pp (+4pp illustrations + ivpp)
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After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870-1920
(An Oxford Historical Monograph)
306pp (approx.) Due, 27.01.2011
RRP £60, available from all major book retailers online.
John Ruskin’s intellectual and practical interventions helped to forge the broadly
progressive spirit that characterized British public life between 1870 and 1920.
After Ruskin is the first comprehensive study of the social and political influence
of one of Victorian Britain’s greatest critics. Drawing on extensive archival research,
Stuart Eagles presents a wide-ranging survey of the institutions and organizations
in which Ruskin was most keenly celebrated. He explores the histories of the Guild
of St George and the Ruskin societies, the university settlements and the early
Labour Party, and concludes by focusing on the life of John Howard Whitehouse
(1873–1955), the true disciple who became a Ruskinian. This book is an original
and engaging account of Ruskin’s legacies which establishes his crucial significance
to the history of the period.