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The Resource Ophelia's muse, Rita Cameron

Ophelia's muse, Rita Cameron

Label
Ophelia's muse
Title
Ophelia's muse
Statement of responsibility
Rita Cameron
Title variation
Ophelias muse
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With her pale, luminous skin and cloud of copper-colored hair, nineteen-year-old Lizzie Siddal looks nothing like the rosy-cheeked ideal of Victorian beauty. Working in a London milliner's shop, Lizzie stitches elegant bonnets destined for wealthier young women, until a chance meeting brings her to the attention of painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Enchanted both by her ethereal appearance and her artistic ambitions--quite out of place for a shop girl--Rossetti draws her into his glittering world of salons and bohemian soirees. Lizzie begins to sit for some of the most celebrated members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, posing for John Everett Millais as Shakespeare's Ophelia, for William Holman Hunt--and especially for Rossetti, who immortalizes her in countless paintings as his namesake's beloved Beatrice. The passionate visions Rossetti creates on canvas are echoed in their intense affair. But while Lizzie strives to establish herself as a painter and poet in her own right, betrayal, illness, and addiction leave her struggling to save her marriage and her sense of self
Summary
Entering into a passionate affair with master artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, milliner Lizzie Siddal models for countless paintings while fighting illness and addiction to become an artist in her own right
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439950
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cameron, Rita
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists' models
  • Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
  • Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  • London (England)
  • Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
  • Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  • Artists' models
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Ophelia's muse, Rita Cameron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893454249
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781617738562
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893454249
Label
Ophelia's muse, Rita Cameron
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893454249
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781617738562
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893454249

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