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  • Effie A Victorian Scandal From Ruskin's Wife to Millais's Muse
  • Merryn Williams
  • English
  • 15 November 2018
  • 9781846244186

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Effie A Victorian Scandal From Ruskin's Wife to Millais's Muse Free download è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Victorian scandals don't come much intimate and revealing than a wife seeking an annulment from her famous husband because their marriage has not been consummated When Effie Ruskin sought escape from her desperately unhappy life with art critic John Ruskin she shattered the Victorian illusion of the perfect marriage That she could then dare to hope for respectability and even hap. Do you like Pre Raphaelite paintings I do Don t know what they are like Here is Ophelia by John Everett Millais huh For this reason alone I thought I would read the book It is non fiction Why in the world did I have trouble with this book It is well researched Both the good and bad ualities of the three prime characters Effie Gray Ruskin 1828 1897 John Ruskin 1819 1900 and John Everett Millais 1829 1896 are depicted No character is white washed and none painted black The book follows each of them to their death uotes from letters abound Here lies part of the problem Too many uotes and too little analysis of how we should view the divergent statements The author presents the facts and she is very careful to state what is probable but not actually known What I miss is an in depth discussion of the relationships She has all the facts she has done all the research and yet I am left uncertain where the blame lies Clearly it is not all on one side During Victorian times it was Effie who took the brunt she was the woman she was of the weaker sex Today we look with different eyes Yet I cannot but wonder if we don t give the benefit of the doubt now to her This bothers me I see faults on both sides I am left with the nagging worry that we are only able to judge what happened with our 21st Century eyes Another problem I have is that while Millais artwork is painstakingly noted he did this on this date and that then I do not have the faintest understanding of how this man came to paint Ophelia shown up above You look at the paining and you learn about the man but I cannot for the life of me understand how this man painted that painting I don t understand the man I wanted to know about the Pre Raphaelite movement Rosalyn Landor reads the audiobook Her reading fits perfectly with the Victorian lines It is interesting both the uotes and the way the author expresses herself feel Victorian Her language her phrases and her ways of speech feel steeped in Victorian ideology This too gave me trouble uotes are one thing but I felt the author could have expressed herself clearly Every chapter begins with a uote from Middlemarch by George Eliot The author states that this is the basis for that story

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Effie A Victorian Scandal From Ruskin's Wife to Millais's Muse Free download è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook S noble and virtuous or deranged and impotent Ruskin was repelled by Effie's body; Millais used her as a model in some of his greatest paintings Millais went on to become one of Britain s most popular painters but the stigma of his wife's past would never be forgottenFrom the heart of the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood comes a story as fascinating today as it was shocking in the 1850. Interesting story but it was far a book on Ruskin and Millais s careers than of Effie herself I suppose the title should have warned me on that from Ruskin s wife to Millais s Muse never her own person Which is a bit of a shame

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Effie A Victorian Scandal From Ruskin's Wife to Millais's Muse Free download è PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Piness as the wife of artist John Everett Millais fuelled a scandal that was to reverberate around Victorian society for years to comeRuskin Millais and Effie were exposed to the kind of gossip today's wannabe celebrities can only dream of Effie was regarded as mentally ill immoral and certainly tainted ueen Victoria initially refused to receive her while Ruskin was seen either a. Could n t put this book down as I adore the pre raphaelite paintings and so already had my toe in the water so to speak The way the woman was made to shoulder all the blame from victorian society was just so unjust She would either brave societys moral stance or stay in a marriage with no love a mentally disturbed husband and no children to comfort her The fact was that Ruskin liked very young girls and wethter he could even consumate a relationship with any of these leaves room for doubt A brave woman who was loved dearly by her one true husband Millais