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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
His Family-Letters, with a Memoir by William Michael Rossetti
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: June 2012
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108052078

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About the Authors
  • The Rossettis were one of the most remarkable and talented families in Victorian Britain. Of the two parents and three siblings, Dante Gabriel (1828–82) and Christina (1830–94) stood out, but throughout their lives they remained a tightly-knit unit. William Michael (1829–1919), who published this two-volume work in 1895, was the family record keeper and in the memoir of his brother we have an unmatched account of the family dynamic. He was not always candid about his brother's affairs but his biography is unparalleled for its fresh directness. Unlike all subsequent biographers, William wrote from the inside, and even if he was unable to tell the whole story, the intimate details of the day-to-day life of the great painter and poet have about them the ring of truth and authenticity. Volume 1 contains William's sympathetic memoir, while Volume 2 contains hundreds of Dante's letters to his family.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108052078
    • length: 946 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 56 mm
    • weight: 1.28kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Birth
    2. Parentage
    3. Relatives
    4. Childhood
    5. Acquaintances in childhood
    6. Childish book-reading and scribbling
    7. School
    8. Home-life during school
    9. Study for the painting profession
    10. Student-life
    11. Friends towards 1847
    12. Madox Brown, Holman Hunt, Millais
    13. The Praeraphaelite Brotherhood
    14. First exhibited picture, 1849
    15. The Germ
    16. Paintings and writings, 1849–53
    17. Miss Siddal
    18. John Ruskin
    19. Work in 1854–5–6
    20. Oxford men and work
    21. Work in 1858–9
    22. marriage
    23. Married life
    24. Work in 1860–1
    25. Death of Mrs Dante Rossetti
    26. Settling in Cheyne Walk
    27. Work from 1862 to 1868
    28. Incidents, 1862 to 1868
    29. Beginnings of ill-health
    30. Preparations for publishing poems
    31. Art-work from 1869 to summer 1872
    32. The poems, 1870
    33. The fleshly school of poetry
    34. Hypochondria and illness
    35. Stay and work at Kelmscott, 1872–4
    36. London and elsewhere, 1874–8
    37. Incidents and transactions, 1874–81
    38. Paintings and poems
    39. Dante's dream
    40. Cumberland and London
    41. Birchington-on-Sea
    42. Death and funeral
    43. Personal details
    44. Rossetti as painter and poet. Volume 2: Letters A
    Letters B
    Letters C
    Letters D
    Letters E
    Letters F
    Letters G
    Letters H.

  • Author

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti


    William Michael Rossetti

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