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e-Book Desperate Romantics download

by Franny Moyle

ISBN: 1848540507
ISBN13: 978-1848540507
Language: English
Publisher: John Murray (July 14, 2009)
Pages: 432
Category: Historical
Subategory: Memoris

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Rating: 4.5
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

Desperate Romantics is a six-part television drama serial about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, first broadcast on. .

Desperate Romantics is a six-part television drama serial about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, first broadcast on BBC Two between 21 July and 25 August 2009. The series somewhat fictionalized the lives and events depicted.

Desperate Romantics book. Franny Moyle's text is well-written and engaging, often informative

Desperate Romantics book. Franny Moyle's text is well-written and engaging, often informative. I don't doubt that Desperate Romantics – or perhaps, more specifically, the subsequent, identically-titled BBC dramatisation – has drawn new attention the Pre-Raphaelites, introducing them to an audience that perhaps isn't so interested in art to begin with. Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites is a decent introductory text on the lives of those individuals involved in the Pre-Raphaelite art movement.

For Moyle's book is a BBC2 tie-in, designed to accompany what promises to be a sumptuous romp through the "private . For Desperate Romantics will not tell you anything about the pre-Raphaelites that you have not heard before

For Moyle's book is a BBC2 tie-in, designed to accompany what promises to be a sumptuous romp through the "private lives" (not too much boring old art then) of the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the swan-necked shopgirls whom they elevated into icons. And on these terms, it succeeds. For Desperate Romantics will not tell you anything about the pre-Raphaelites that you have not heard before. It will, though, remind you of how all those wild young men and marginal girls fitted together in a nexus of mutual need and exploitation which produced some of the most striking art of the 19th century.

Created by Peter Bowker, Franny Moyle. Desperate Romantics (original title). Drama TV Mini-Series (2009). With Samuel Barnett, Sam Crane, Josie Farmiloe, Tom Hollander. Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Focusing on the beginning of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the artists who formed it, this book takes an in-depth look at the lives of Rossetti, Malias and Ruskin whose lives became entwined.

bears retelling and Franny Moyle fleshes it out with some new material and shrewd surmises.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. They became defined by love triangles, played out against the austere moral climate of Victorian England; they outraged their contemporaries with their loves, jealousies and betrayals, and they stunned society when their complex moral choices led to madness and suicide, or when their permissive experiments ended in addiction and death

Their Bohemian lifestyle and intertwined love affairs shockingly broke 19th Century class barriers and bent the rules that governed the roles of the sexes.

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; they outraged their contemporaries with their loves, jealousies and betrayals, and they stunned society when their complex moral choices led to madness and suicide, or when their permissive experiments ended in addiction and death

The story of the woman at the center of the most famous scandal of the nineteenth century.

The story of the woman at the center of the most famous scandal of the nineteenth century. In the spring of 1895 the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably. Franny Moyle now tells Constance's story with a fresh eye. Drawing on numerous unpublished letters, she brings to life the story of a woman at the heart of fin-de-siècle London and the Aesthetic movement. In a compelling and moving tale of an unlikely couple caught up in a world unsure of its moral footing, Moyle unveils the story of a woman who was the victim of one of the greatest betrayals of all time. A sympathetic and fascinating story.

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; they outraged their contemporaries with their loves, jealousies and betrayals, and they stunned society when their complex moral choices led to madness and suicide, or when their permissive experiments ended in addiction and death. The characters are huge and vivid and remain as compelling today as they were in their own time.

The influential critic, writer and artist John Ruskin was their father figure and his apostles included the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the designer William Morris. They drew extraordinary women into their circle. In a move intended to raise eyebrows for its social audacity, they recruited the most ravishing models they could find from the gutters of Victorian slums.

The saga is brought to life through the vivid letters and diaries kept by the group and the accounts written by their contemporaries. These real-lie stories shed new light on the greatest nineteenth-century British art.

Comments:
Jozrone
The cover of this book looks like a drugstore romance.. and that's about what it is... If you're hoping to gain insight into one of the most interesting artistic movements of the 19th century, and the artists behind it, this book will not leave you satisfied. It's a lightweight soap opera just like the series produced by the BBC in tandem with it.
The author has obviously researched her topic, by is too busy imposing her views or ignoring theirs. For example, she goes into a long, silly freudian (theories all but discredited by everyone except literature and art 'critics'_ of Millais' painting "Isabella" claiming that one of the figures (a brother who kills isabel's lover) is ripe with sexual innuendo,(he is holding a 'nut' cracker. Did victorians use this term? no.) and there is a funny looking shadow by his groin.. (never mind there are similar shadows by the old lady seated). This goes on for several sentences, but she never mentions the more straightforward information, available in Holeman Hunt's autobiography- Millais chose a student from the RA who had bullied him when was younger (Millais entered the academy at age 11) and the man was something of lout, and Millais was depicting him as cruel, not sexual, by showing him kicking a dog.

She also seems entirely disinterested in their deep theology, love of poetry, and the ideas behind the artistic philosophy. Instead she seizes on to a sexual joke one of them made in a letter and uses it as 'proof' that that paintings were rife with freudian driven symbolism. What a bore. (for a humurous send up of this sort of Criticism, see Kimball's "Rape of the Masters"- it has to be read to be believed).

On the plus side, as mentioned it's well researched, there are extensive quotes from letters, and its a good overall, if shallow, overview of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Cia
I was disappointed in the content since the author seemed to focus on John Ruskin rather than the artists. Also, gave short shrift to Jande Burden who actually inspired George Bernard Shaw's " Pygmalion," spoke several languages and learned to play the piano. In all I would not recommend this book.

Zymbl
I Wish There Was More

That's what I thought when the book ended. "Wow, I wish there was more." Although Desperate Romantics is non-fiction, it reads like a novel. I enjoyed the second half more than the first, but I wouldn't have missed a word. I can only marvel at the amount of research the author must've done, to compile a work like this. I can see why it was chosen as the basis for a television series. It has all the right stuff.

Jan
I loved the history behind these important art figures, but what made this book really interesting was the dirt on the private lives of the artists and the people surrounding them. Money, power, and influence weren't what made them tick. These men thrived on more worldly pleasures and danced around contemporary social mores. My only nitpick about this book is the amount of misprints. They drove me a bit mad, but the story is great.

Anazan
I've always loved the art of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, but this book gave me access into their just as colorful and outrageous private lives. Fascinating from beginning to end, this book brings the reader into the often shockingly "immoral" life of these true Bohemians who lived during the seemingly prudish Victorian era. While the same named BBC series is great fun ( a somewhat fictionalized version of the book), this book proves that truth is often more interesting than fiction. My only negative critique would be with the writer's lack of transitional devices to usher the reader from one subject or time period to another, something that could have been easily resolved.

Tisicai
I saw the TV series and enjoyed so read the book. The book is well researched, but the best thing was that there are paintings by each of the artists. Their lives were quite tragic, but this book is not fiction and which made it all the more captivating.

Narder
Loved it

It reads as a novel, and tells about the uncommon personal life of a group of artists. For those who want to know more about the Pre-Raphaelite circle

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