Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (Hardcover)

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Before the modern supermodel, there was Lizzie Siddal, whose image captivated a generation-and whose life ended in a laudanum-soaked suicide. Saved from a working-class existence by Dante Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelite artist who was her lover, Siddal became recognizable throughout Victorian Britain as Millais's doomed Ophelia and Rossetti's beatified Beatrice. Lucinda Hawksley looks behind the celebrated muse to reveal a talented woman in her own right.

About the Author


Lucinda Dickens Hawksley is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens and a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. She has written more than 20 books, including Katey: The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter (Doubleday UK). A part-time lecturer as well as a writer, Lucinda is an expert in Dickens's family life and has been awarded a fellowship to study the life of Augustus Dickens (Charles's brother and the original "Boz") at the Newberry Library in Chicago.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780233005072
ISBN-10: 0233005072
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English