Readership: Readers of Victorian literature, biography, and autobiography, art history, travel writing, social and cultural history; students of Victorian studies, cultural studies, art history, life-writing.
Francis O'Gorman has published widely on Ruskin, including Ruskin and Gender, co-ed. Dinah Birch (Palgrave, 2002). He has edited and contributed to Blackwell's Critical Guide to the Victorian Novel (2002) and the Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel (Blackwell, 2004). He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture.
"a valuable addition to Ruskin studies ... Francis O'Gorman is a sensitive, intelligent and eloquent guide to Praeterita ... detailed and helpful endnotes." - The Companion
"The editing and annotation are exemplary" - Jan Marsh, Times Literary Supplement
"Thanks to O'Gorman, the experience of reading Praeterita has achieved luminous transparency, and it is to be hoped that his new, very finely edited edition finds its way on to book shelves and into syllabuses ... O'Gorman's introduction deserves special praise ... The explanatory notes provide essential guidance and clarification, especially for the
neophyte reader of Ruskin." - Carlyle Studies Annual