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Some Reminiscences

Some Reminiscences
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108060271

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  • William Michael Rossetti (1829–1919) made himself the diarist, chronicler and champion of one of the most creative Victorian families. This two-volume memoir of 1906 provides an unparalleled glimpse into the dynamics of the Rossettis, covering his own childhood and that of his siblings, the genesis of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and friendships with such outstanding figures as Morris, Burne-Jones, Swinburne and the Brownings. In fact, many of the members of the Victorian art and literary world make an appearance at some point in these volumes. But what is so engaging about the work is the way in which William Michael treats these personalities straightforwardly and unpretentiously. Especially fascinating are the observations that deal with intimate family details, his thoughts about brother Dante Gabriel and his attitude to sister Christina as her work developed. Though what he says is not always completely candid, his remarks remain uniquely informed, subtle and telling.

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    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108060271
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.832kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Earliest years
    2. My parents, sisters, and brothers
    3. School
    4. Family life, 1839 to 1844
    5. The excise office
    6. Home life - my brother and myself
    7. The Praeraphaelite Brotherhood
    8. Beginnings in literature
    9. My father's last years
    10. Some shaping of mind and character
    11. Some artistic acquaintances
    12. Some literary acquaintances
    13. Theatrical and other diversions
    14. Dante Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal
    15. Further acquaintances
    16. The Brownings, Landor, Tennyson
    17. Some personal and general details
    18. Cheyne Walk and Endsleigh Gardens. Volume 2:
    19. My literary work, 1858 to 1867
    20. Charles Cayley and Christina Rossetti
    21. The Cheyne Walk circle of friends
    22. Some foreign trips, etc.
    23. Editing Shelley, etc., Trelawney
    24. Other editorial work
    25. The Inland Revenue and some of its officials
    26. My marriage and married life
    27. Our children
    28. Literary and lecturing work, 1874 to 1893
    29. Family intimates in our married life
    30. Other acquaintances, 1874 to 1893
    31. Deaths in the family
    32. My works from 1894 onwards
    33. Concluding words

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    William Michael Rossetti

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