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The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin (Penguin Classics) (edition 2010)
The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin (Penguin Classics) by Dinah Roe (Editor)
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An anthology of the great and influential Pre-Raphaelite poets.
The Pre-Raphaelites experienced their heyday in the 1860s and 1870s. Influenced by such poets as Keats, Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Coleridge, they popularized the notion of l'art pour l'art-art for art's sake. Featuring selections by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Morris, Elizabeth Siddal, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and William Allingham, among others, and celebrating romantic love, artistic inspiration, and sexuality, this volume shines a light on an important chapter in British poetry and maps the Pre- Raphaelite movement's efforts to reshape the artistic and literary world of Victorian Britain.
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Pre-Raphaelite poetry etherialized sensation and popularized the notion of art for arts sake. Where Victorian realism explored the grime of industrialised society, Pre-Raphaelite poems concentrated on more abstract themes of romantic love, artistic inspiration and sexuality. This book collects some of their greatest work and texts.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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