John Ruskin's lecture, 'Of Queen's Gardens'


John Ruskin's essay 'Of Queen’s Gardens' was originally given as a public lecture before being published in his two-essay collection Sesame and Lilies (1865). It is regarded as epitomising the conservative Victorian ideal of feminity which defined women as passive and belonging to the private sphere of the domestic home – in comparison to the man who was 'the doer, the creator, the discoverer' of the public sphere.

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Sesame and Lilies. Two Lectures.
1865, London
John Ruskin
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