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Effie : the passionate lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais

Author: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Ruskin; Euphemia Chalmers Gray Millais, Lady; John Everett Millais; Euphemia Chalmers Gray Millais, Lady; John Everett Millais; John Ruskin; John Ruskin; Euphemia Chalmers Gray Millais, Lady; John Everett Millais, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
ISBN: 9780312581732 0312581734 9781250016256 1250016258
OCLC Number: 682894367
Description: xii, 276 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Suzanne Fagence Cooper.

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"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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