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John Ruskin

Author, Illustrator

(1819 - 1900)

John Ruskin

The only child of an English importer of wine and sherry, Ruskin was an artist, critic, scientist and social theorist. He wrote widely on art, science and society. The King of the Golden River was his only children’s book.



Bibliography

Dame Wiggins of Lee and Her Seven Wonderful Cats (1885)

A humorous poem first published in 1823 with additional verses by Ruskin and four additional illustrations by Greenaway.

Read the original with colored illustrations at archive.org.

And the augmented version.

Author(s): Mrs. Pearson
John Ruskin
R. S. Sharpe
Illustrator(s): Anonymous
Kate Greenaway

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Junior Classics Volume 6 (1912)

Selections from nineteenth century classics, including a large portion of Alice in Wonderland. For children from six to sixteen. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Lewis Carroll
Dinah Maria Craik
Mary Mapes Dodge
Mrs. Juliana Horatia Ewing
Lucretia P. Hale
Jean Ingelow
John Ruskin
Catherine Sinclair
Various
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech
John Tenniel

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The King of the Golden River (1851)

The Southwest Wind, Esq. pays a visit to Hans, Schwartz and Gluck and things are never the same. Third and later editions have a modified frontispiece wherein the goblin has a conventional nose instead of a “hooter.” Read online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): John Ruskin
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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The King of the Golden River (1860)

Gluck and his two evil older brothers lived in the Treasure Valley until the South West Wind turned it into a desert. How it was changed back again is the burden of the story. In this edition the King has a regular nose instead of the “hooter.” Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): John Ruskin
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle

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The King of the Golden River (1932)

The story of Gluck and his two evil brothers.

Author(s): John Ruskin
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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