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Critics, coteries, and Pre-Raphaelite celebrity / Wendy Graham.

By: Graham, Wendy, 1957- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Gender and culture: Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2017Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 167 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780231542531; 0231542534.Subject(s): Celebrities -- Great Britain | Aesthetes -- Great BritainAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Critics, coteries, and Pre-Raphaelite celebrity.DDC classification: 701/.03 LOC classification: NX454.5.P7 | G73 2017Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Pre-Raphaelite vanguard -- Puff, slash, burn : literary celebrity -- Fortune's weal -- Dante Gabriel Rossetti, aesthetic celebrity -- Anonymous journalism -- Henry James and British aestheticism.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Pre-Raphaelite vanguard -- Puff, slash, burn : literary celebrity -- Fortune's weal -- Dante Gabriel Rossetti, aesthetic celebrity -- Anonymous journalism -- Henry James and British aestheticism.

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The Pre-Raphaelites have long been a subject of fascination to the English, but they are only slowly being fully accepted in the US. There is certainly plenty to attract anyone with an interest in Victorian painting or poetry or in the various themes the Pre-Raphaelites touched on--history, morality, gender, fame--in their lives and work. Graham (English, Vassar College) addresses the last of these themes, tracing some of the ways in which the group became famous, and how their work was praised (or just as often damned) by critics throughout the second half of the 19th century. Graham's approach is firmly literary, which has its strengths but also its weaknesses when examining artist-poets who operated between the two mediums. But even though the poetry and verbal discourse is given priority here, this is a useful survey of high Victorian critical values, and it helps prepare the way for a deeper understanding of Henry James and Oscar Wilde, who came to prominence in a world that was partly shaped by the Pre-Raphaelites. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Paul Alexander Stirton, Bard Graduate Center

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Wendy Graham is professor of English at Vassar College and the author of Henry James's Thwarted Love (1999).

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