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Saint Ursula Story of Ursula and Dream of Ursula   By: (1819-1900)

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In John Ruskin's enthralling compilation, featuring two of his most well-known works, "Saint Ursula Story of Ursula" and "Dream of Ursula," readers are introduced to a world of captivating storytelling and profound philosophical musings. Through his eloquent prose and vivid imagination, Ruskin intricately weaves together the tales of Saint Ursula, bringing to life a character whose miraculous journey and unwavering faith leave an indelible mark on the reader's heart.

In the first part of the book, "Saint Ursula Story of Ursula," Ruskin masterfully delves into the life of the beloved saint. He embarks on a meticulous exploration of Ursula's virtues and her unwavering commitment to her spirituality. Ruskin paints a portrait of a young woman who exemplifies strength, resilience, and compassionate leadership. As Ursula embarks on her pilgrimage to Rome, the readers cannot help but be captivated by her courage and steadfast devotion to her faith. Ruskin's attention to detail allows us to vividly envision the trials and tribulations faced by Ursula, as she navigates treacherous landscapes and encounters various challenges along her way.

The second part of the book, "Dream of Ursula," takes a different approach, delving into the realm of dreams and imagination. Ruskin demonstrates his remarkable ability to delve into the depths of the human mind and explore the realms of fantasy and symbolism. Through a series of dream-like sequences and allegories, Ruskin invites the reader to contemplate the profound themes of love, faith, and the nature of reality. He skillfully intertwines these elements with Ursula's character, allowing her dreams to serve as a powerful vehicle for introspection and self-discovery.

Throughout the book, Ruskin's prose is both poetic and philosophical. His rich descriptions transport the reader to different times and places, while his profound insights provoke contemplation and reflection. It is evident that Ruskin is not merely interested in storytelling, but also in using these narratives as a means of exploring deeper truths about the human condition.

However, while the book undoubtedly possesses numerous strengths, it may not be suited for the casual reader seeking a fast-paced narrative. Ruskin's style may occasionally be deemed overly dense, and some readers may find themselves getting lost amidst his complex philosophical undertones. Nonetheless, for those patient and willing to engage with the deeper themes and symbolism presented, Ruskin's work offers a world of intellectual stimulation and emotional resonance.

In "Saint Ursula Story of Ursula and Dream of Ursula," John Ruskin displays his mastery as a wordsmith and a philosopher. Through his rich imagination and evocative prose, he brings to life a tale that explores the complexities of faith, love, and the power of dreams. This book is a testament to Ruskin's enduring literary legacy and demonstrates his ability to leave a lasting impact on readers who dare to engage with his thought-provoking narratives.

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[Illustration: " Dream of St. Ursula " FROM THE PAINTING BY CARPACCIO]


By John Ruskin





Copyright, 1912, by THE DEVIN ADAIR COMPANY


Fors Clavigera! to the ignorant a stumbling stone, to the Philistines a laughing stock, but to the Initiate a sweet remembrance of many a happy hour passed in informal chat with the Master.

The real Ruskin enthusiast has read every word of Fors, and reckons it not least among the precious treasures of the Master's pen. But it remains a fact that to the vast majority of those who have heard of Fors Clavigera, it is but an excellent example of Ruskin's eccentric seeking after curious titles; and the beauties of these letters are as effectually buried as if they had appeared in a country journal.

It is in the desire of rescuing one of the choicest bits in all Fors that the present little booklet is offered to the clients of the "Celestial Lily" as Mother Church names the noble Martyr, St. Ursula. Though, of course, a life of this royal maiden has an interest for me apart from its authorship by Ruskin.

As one dedicated to the cause for which the little Princess and her "legions" lost their lives, as one tenderly devoted to her and as privileged to be sheltered beneath her protecting mantle, I look upon this story as one of the sweetest relics of the "Age of Faith... Continue reading book >>

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