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Effie Gray : the passionate lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais / Suzanne Fagence Cooper.

By: Cooper, Suzanne Fagence.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Duckworth Overlook, 2014Copyright date: ©2010Description: xii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical tables, portraits ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780715648575 (paperback).Subject(s): Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 -- Friends and associates | Millais, Euphemia Chalmers Gray, Lady, 1828-1897 | Millais, John Everett, 1829-1896 | Art critics -- Great Britain -- Biography | Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography | Socialites -- Great Britain -- BiographyDDC classification: 700.922
Contents:
Spring 1854 -- Bright eyes : Effie's childhood -- A ghost appearing at a wedding ceremony : Effie's courtship -- The ruling passion : Effie in London and Venice, 1848-50 -- A dream of fair women : Effie in London and Venice, 1850-3 -- Effie with foxgloves : London and Scotland, 1853 -- The Eve of St Agnes : 1853-4 -- Waiting : 1854-5 -- The young mother : 1855-72 -- The tower of strength : 1872-85 -- Sisters : Effie and her daughters -- Sophy Gray -- Time, the reaper : 1885-97.
Summary: "Effie Gray, a beautiful and intelligent young socialite, rattled the foundations of England's Victorian age. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the time, she found herself trapped in a loveless, unconsummated union after Ruskin rejected her on their wedding night. On a trip to Scotland she met John Everett Millais, Ruskin's protégé, and fell passionately in love with him. In a daring act, Effie left Ruskin, had their marriage annulled and entered into a long, happy marriage with Millais. Suzanne Fagence Cooper has gained exclusive access to Effie's previously unseen letters and diaries to tell the complete story of this scandalous love triangle. In Cooper's hands, this passionate love story also becomes an important new look at the work of both Ruskin and Millais with Effie emerging as a key figure in their artistic development"--Publisher description.
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Originally published: 2010.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272) and index.

Spring 1854 -- Bright eyes : Effie's childhood -- A ghost appearing at a wedding ceremony : Effie's courtship -- The ruling passion : Effie in London and Venice, 1848-50 -- A dream of fair women : Effie in London and Venice, 1850-3 -- Effie with foxgloves : London and Scotland, 1853 -- The Eve of St Agnes : 1853-4 -- Waiting : 1854-5 -- The young mother : 1855-72 -- The tower of strength : 1872-85 -- Sisters : Effie and her daughters -- Sophy Gray -- Time, the reaper : 1885-97.

"Effie Gray, a beautiful and intelligent young socialite, rattled the foundations of England's Victorian age. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the time, she found herself trapped in a loveless, unconsummated union after Ruskin rejected her on their wedding night. On a trip to Scotland she met John Everett Millais, Ruskin's protégé, and fell passionately in love with him. In a daring act, Effie left Ruskin, had their marriage annulled and entered into a long, happy marriage with Millais. Suzanne Fagence Cooper has gained exclusive access to Effie's previously unseen letters and diaries to tell the complete story of this scandalous love triangle. In Cooper's hands, this passionate love story also becomes an important new look at the work of both Ruskin and Millais with Effie emerging as a key figure in their artistic development"--Publisher description.

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