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King of the Golden River, the (1850) [Short Story]
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An ecological fable which promotes Ruskin’s political and aesthetic beliefs. The two wicked brothers in this story are short-sighted capitalists who exploit both labour and natural resources, turning a once-fertile and dramatically beautiful valley into a barren wasteland. Their moods are so dark and their hearts so hard that is seems quite appropriate that they should eventually be transformed into two black stones, while little Gluck [‘Glück’ means ‘happiness’ in German], who appreciates the sublime natural landscape and relieves the sufferings of the disadvantaged, restores the landscape to fertility.

John Ruskin wrote The King of the Golden River in 1841 for a little girl names Effie Gray. Seven years later, when he was 29 and she was 19, they were married, and the story was finally published in 1850.

Original title: The King of the Golden River
Original languages: English

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Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Victorian Fairy Tales (1987) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Rudyard Kipling , Charles Dickens , Edith Nesbit , Oscar Wilde , Kenneth Grahame , Catherine Sinclair , George MacDonald , Laurence Housman , Mary de Morgan , Lucy Lane Clifford , John Ruskin , Juliana Horatia Ewing , E.H. Knatchbull-Hugessen , Andrew Lang , George Cruikshank , Alfred Crowquill , Anne Isabella Ritchie , Jean Ingelow , Harriet Louisa Childe-Pemberton , Mary Louisa Molesworth , Evelyn Sharp
     Victorian Fairy Tale Book, the (1988) [Anthology]
      Authors: Charles Dickens , Edith Nesbit , Oscar Wilde , William Butler Yeats , James M. Barrie , Kenneth Grahame , William Makepeace Thackeray , Robert Browning , George MacDonald , Laurence Housman , Christina Rossetti , Mary de Morgan , John Ruskin , Henry Morley , William Allingham , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik , Ford Madox Ford
     Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, the (1993) [Anthology]
      Authors: L. Frank Baum , Ursula K. Le Guin , Charles Dickens , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Alison Lurie , Edith Nesbit , H. G. Wells , Oscar Wilde , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Bernard Malamud , Tanith Lee , Donald Barthelme , Lord Dunsany , Louise Erdrich , Kenneth Grahame , Robert Louis Stevenson , Howard Pyle , Jane Yolen , T.H. White , John Collier , Angela Carter , James Thurber , Joan Aiken , Catherine Sinclair , George MacDonald , Laurence Housman , Frank R. Stockton , Jay Williams , Walter de la Mare , Sylvia Townsend Warner , Mary de Morgan , Lucy Lane Clifford , John Ruskin , Carl Sandburg , Frances Browne , Juliana Horatia Ewing , Richard Hughes , Naomi Mitchison , Jeanne Desy , Richard Kennedy

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