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by John Ruskin

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Author:
John Ruskin
ISBN13:
978-0486200668
ISBN:
0486200663
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Publisher:
Dover Publications (June 1, 1974)
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Fantasy
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The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers: A Legend of Stiria by John Ruskin was originally written in 1841 for the twelve-year-old Effie (Euphemia) Gray, whom Ruskin later married.

The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers: A Legend of Stiria by John Ruskin was originally written in 1841 for the twelve-year-old Effie (Euphemia) Gray, whom Ruskin later married.

There is indeed a good deal of the prophet about JohnRuskin.

The King of the Golden River" is a delightful fairy tale told with allRuskin's charm of style, his appreciation of mountain scenery, and withhis usual insistence upon drawing a moral. None the less, it is quiteunlike his other writings. There is indeed a good deal of the prophet about JohnRuskin. Though essentially an interpreter with a singularly fineappreciation of beauty, no man of the nineteenth century felt morekeenly that he had a mission, and none was more loyal to what hebelieved that mission to be. While still in college, what seemed a chance incident gave occasion anddirection to this mission.

Home John Ruskin The King of the Golden River. Schwartz and Hans, the two elder brothers,were very ugly men, with overhanging eyebrows and small, dull eyeswhich were always half shut, so that you couldn't see into THEM andalways fancied they saw very far into YOU. The king of the golden . .The King of the Golden River, . 1 2 3 4 5 6. Chapter I. How the agricultural system of the black brothers was interfered withby southwest wind, esquire. They lived by farming theTreasure Valley, and very good farmers they were. They killedeverything that did not pay for its eating.

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The circumstance is interesting. The circumstance is interesting. After taking his degree at Oxford,Ruskin was threatened with consumption and hurried away from the chilland damp of England to the south of Europe. After two years offruitful travel and study he came back improved in health but notstrong, and often depressed in spirit.

Little gem of Victorian literature, written in 1841 and published in 1889, tells a tale of the two Black Brothers who spite the wind and the King of the Golden River — and then for their misdeeds, are turned into stone. Includes 22 captivating illustrations.
  • Meet the Black brothers: Schwartz, Hans and Gluck. In some ways this story is a little like Cinderella in that Schwartz and Hans are mean spirited towards Gluck. It differs in that Gluck does not get swept away by a beautiful princess at the end!

    The three brothers owned and lived in Treasure Valley, a very fertile land where they farmed and farmed well thus becoming very rich. One evening, when his two brothers had gone out, Gluck mused about how they never invited anyone to dinner. In fact they had told Gluck to not let anyone in and he knew he would be in trouble if he did so. Just then he heard a knock on the door. Who was there? An extraordinary little man! Upon inviting him in, it was not long before Gluck's brothers came home. They were not happy to see the man and refused to feed him even though he asked. The gentleman promised to return? Who was he? What "mischief" did he impose upon the brothers?

    In ruin, the brothers turned to a new business. Would they learn their lesson this time? Alas no but you'll have to read the story to find out what happened to them and how life turned out for Gluck.

    This is a relatively short book (5 chapters) but one our kids loved. They were eager to keep reading to see how it ended. Some great lessons to be learned here. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Years ago I was a Scoutmaster for 13 years. I would have loved to have known this story back then to tell around the campfire. - - - Three brothers live in a mythical valley where they have a vista of a gorgeous waterfall pouring out of the mountains. The afternoon turns the waterfall to a golden blaze, hence the name Golden River. The two older brothers are very mean and bully the youngest of them and make him do the chores. They are angered to find that one night while they are gone the younger brother gives shelter to a stranger. Arriving back home they throw him out in spite of his warning that he is the West Wind and will return just one time. His return is in the form of a gale force wind that destroys their house. Not only that but the West Wind stops the rainfall into the valley; the farm dries up; the three brothers move to the city. They use some gold that they have to become goldsmiths but spend the profits instead of using some to buy more gold for smithing. The younger brother treasures a gold mug with a face imprinted on it. They tear it away from him and toss it into the kettle to be melted down. Then they leave. The youngest brother hears a voice from the kettle and realizes that it comes from the face that was on the mug. He is asking to be fished out. When the brother does this, the gold face becomes a head and body and sprouts arms and legs and struts about as a dwarf. This is the King of the Golden River. As a reward for the boy's kindnesses he tells the boy the secret of how to turn the river to gold to make himself rich.- - That's all I will divulge. - - There is a moral, of course. This tale is short and delightful; written as present for the young girl who later becomes his wife.

  • Excellent children's story which works well for adults as well. Ruskin wrote an outstanding moral tale which is as entertaining as it is uplifting. The edition I got here at Amazon is the free one with the green cover and labeled "A Public Domain Title". I may seek out one that's illustrated, as this one has no illustrations. Given the price ($0.00) that lack is tolerable. :) The story is marvelous, every bit as good as I remembered it as being when I read it long ago as a child. Well worth reading. Most highly recommended.

  • I have read this from time to time, from childhood to adulthood. It has never failed to delight and thrill. What is charming for a child is equally wonderful to an adult, provided he has kept the fires of childhood still burning in his aging heart. I have narrated this story to my grand children. They have been inspired by the noble example of Gluck, so beautifully embedded in the story. I am sure this tale will never fail to resonate in the hearts of kindred souls.

  • Read for the first time when I was in school (3rd grade, I think). Still love the story as an adult. Love the simple moral and the simple foundation of the tale. An absolute masterpiece by an amazing writer

  • This is John Ruskin's attempt to write a n antique fairy tale, and an amazingly successful one. It is a charming story that will delight all ages.

  • I now carry this story on my tablet so it will ALWAYS be with me. I read it to young people at every opportunity, and use the principle as a guiding star in my own life. Everyone should have this opportunity to see goodness personified.

  • We use it with our Charlotte Mason Education Found at Ambleside Online.