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Rossetti Evelyn Waugh

Rossetti By Evelyn Waugh

Rossetti by Evelyn Waugh

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Rossetti Summary

Rossetti: His Life and Works by Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh's first book: a portrait of one of the greatest artists of the nienteenth century, from one of the greatest writers of the twentieth

'Biography, as books about the dead are capriciously catalogued, is still very much in the mode'

This is a sparkling account of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's tragic and mysterious life, telling the story behind some of the greatest poetry and painting of the nineteenth century. Shot through with charm and dry wit, and illuminated by his sense of kinship with the Pre-Raphaelite artist, Rossetti is at once a brilliant reevaluation of Rosetti's work and legacy, as well as a blast of defiance against the art establishment of Waugh's day.

'The youthful high spirits of the writing make this a true cultural delight' New Statesman

'To be celebrated with fireworks, bunting and marching bands' Country Life

Rossetti Reviews

The youthful high spirits of the writing makes this a true cultural delight * The New Statesman *
Its re-issue is an event to be celebrated with fireworks, bunting and marching bands * Country Life *

About Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903 and educated at Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he also travelled extensively and converted to Catholicism. In 1939 Waugh was commissioned in the Royal Marines and later transferred to the Royal Horse Guards, experiences which informed his Sword of Honour trilogy (1952-61). His most famous novel, Brideshead Revisited (1945), was written while on leave from the army. Waugh died in 1966.

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Rossetti: His Life and Works by Evelyn Waugh
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
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