A richly illustrated and an enjoyable, fluent read, revealing poignantly Rossetti's mission to transcend the division between body and soul and, through the visionary power of art, reconcile what he saw as elements fundamental to human experience. This is an important new contribution to Rossetti scholarship. Good Book Guide Of particular interest to those interested in 19th century British art and literature...highly recommended. CHOICE Although the book devotes much attention to biographical narrative, its real originality lies not in the treatment of the life, but in the account of the transmutation of the life into art Burlington Magazine 'Rossetti is a hugely enjoyable, readable and informative account of both the life and art of one of the Victorian period's major artists, and is a magnificent achievement on the part of J.B. Bullen... If it is not quite a catalogue raisonee of absolutely every work Rossetti drew or painted, it is the next best thing. The chronological presentation of Rossetti's art interwoven with an account of his life has never been done before so extensively or so well. By the end you will understand both differently.' Journal of William Morris Studies
About the Author
J. B. Bullen is a Professor Emeritus University of Reading, where he has taught and lectured on English Literature and Art History for more than twenty-five years. The author of several books and articles, his other title for Frances Lincoln is Rossetti (9780711232259).