Desperate Romantics

Desperate Romantics

The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites

Book - 2009
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Their Bohemian lifestyle and intertwined love affairs shockingly broke 19th-century class barriers and bent the rules that governed the roles of the sexes. They became defined by love triangles, played out against the austere moral climate of Victorian England. This book tells the story of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Publisher: London : John Murray, c2009
Description: xiii, 418 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781848540507
Branch Call Number: 759.2 Moy

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Donna_R Jan 17, 2011

Entertaining and readable romp through the lives and (lots of) loves of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

There have been lots of books about the Pre-Raphaelites, but not so many in recent years.

Franny Moyle does a great job in telling this endlessly fascinating story and hopefully sparks a bit of a Pre-Raphaelite renaissance.

ser_library Nov 21, 2010

a fascinating portrait of Ruskin, Morris, Millais and others .. and of 19th century art

i am now inspired to learn more about the preraphaelites

RH_library Aug 10, 2010

And you thought Desperate Housewives were bad! Fascinating biography of a bunch of Victorian artists who were definitely not stuffy.

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