"UNTO THIS LAST :" Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

By: Ruskin, John

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138 pages; Early inscription from Edward D. Hayes to Charles P. Russell, with small label for Charles Russell Allen; otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with faded gilt lettering at spine. Wear to cloth at spine ends. Originally published as four separate articles in the Cornhill Magazine, Ruskin essays were published in book format by Smith, Elder & Co. in London in 1862; this American edition appeared in 1866. More than an expository discussion of economics, these essays describe a philosophical approach to fulfilling, sustainable living. Ruskin advocates a more equitable, kinder, humanitarian approach to economic endeavors. "First and foremost an outcry against injustice and inhumanity, Unto this Last is also a closely argued assault on the science of political economy, which dominated the Victorian period. Ruskin was a profoundly conservative man who looked back to the Middle Ages as a Utopia, yet his ideas had a considerable influence on the British socialist movement. And in making his powerful moral and aesthetic case against the dangers of unhindered industrialization he was strangely prophetic. This volume shows the astounding range and depth of Ruskin's work, and in an illuminating introduction the editor reveals the consistency of Ruskin's philosophy and his adamant belief that questions of economics, art and science could not be separated from questions of morality. In Ruskin's words, 'There is no Wealth but Life.' "

Title: "UNTO THIS LAST :" Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

Author Name: Ruskin, John

Categories: Philosophy and Religion, Economics and Business, 19th Century,

Edition: First American Edition Thus

Publisher: New York, John Wiley and Son: 1866

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 42171

Keywords: Economic and Social Justice Political Economy during Industrial Era