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This is the best assortment of Ruskin's stories
Reviewed in India on 22 August 2018
This is, no doubt, the best assortment of Ruskin's work.
Some stories I liked the most are
Time stops at Shamli
Angry river is about the subtle times and a simple island family which has nothing but their house to protect from the river flooding. Ruskin has portrayed this in a fashion that he has shown the cruelty of nature as well as the protection it provides to us time and again. The girl loses and meets her grandfather. She suffers the loss of her grandmother but that was inevitable. However, she meets a new person. An amazing story.
Time stops at Shamli is again a great story. I'm a bit skeptical if that is Ruskin's personal experience as well. A small town with a small hotel where everyone is making merry. People of all ages and the usual Ruskin flavour of animal attacks. The pain of meeting the old beloved and the expectation of finding and having her again. That has been described so beautifully by Ruskin.
I'm a fan and so would you become after reading his best stories.