Pre Raphaelite

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The three founders were soon joined by William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner to form a seven-member "brotherhood". The group's intention was to reform art by rejecting what they considered to be the mechanistic approach first adopted by the Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo. They believed that the Classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael in p ...more

Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel
Essential Pre-Raphaelites
Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood
The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites
Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives Of The Pre Raphaelites
The Pre-Raphaelites: Romance and Realism (New Horizons)
The Pre-Raphaelite Language of Flowers
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Painter And Poet
Goblin Market
Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti (Wordsworth Poetry Library)
The Pre-Raphaelites
Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais
Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth
The Pre-Raphaelites
Pre-Raphaelite Cats
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne JonesUprooted by Naomi NovikThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. LewisStardust by Neil Gaiman
Fantasy with Old-School Fairy Tale Vibes
231 books — 204 voters
Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëLizzie Siddal by Lucinda HawksleyKatherine by Anya SetonRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareGoblin Market by Christina Rossetti
Pre-Raphaelite Covers
101 books — 19 voters

The Pre-Raphaelites by E.O. ParrottVictorian Fairy Painting by Pamela White TrimpeFairies in Victorian Art by Christopher  WoodArt in the Age of Queen Victoria by Maryanne StevensSpirit of an Age by Claude Keisch
Best Books About Victorian Art
37 books — 15 voters
A Curl of Copper and Pearl by Kirsty Stonell WalkerSleep, Pale Sister by Joanne HarrisThat Summer by Lauren WilligMortal Love by Elizabeth HandPale As The Dead by Fiona Mountain
Pre-Raphaelites in Fiction
43 books — 26 voters

Katherine by Anya SetonThe Duke's Daughter by Angela ThirkellBulfinch's Mythology by Thomas BulfinchArmadale by Wilkie CollinsMortal Love by Elizabeth Hand
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Covers
18 books — 5 voters
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar WildeAgainst Nature by Joris-Karl HuysmansThe Man Without Qualities by Robert MusilLes Fleurs du Mal by Charles BaudelaireThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Decadence & the Fin-de-Siècle
223 books — 216 voters

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Renate Linnenkoper
With her wild red hair draped around her pallid visage, she could easily be mistaken for a nymph from a Pre-Raphaelite painting. But then again, those nymphs were rarely hung-over or quite such a freckled, busty little thing.
Renate Linnenkoper, Exogenesis

Terri Windling
I've been very influenced by folklore, fairy tales, and folk ballads, so I love all the classic works based on these things -- like George Macdonald's 19th century fairy stories, the fairy poetry of W.B. Yeats, and Sylvia Townsend Warner's splendid book The Kingdoms of Elfin. (I think that particular book of hers wasn't published until the 1970s, not long before her death, but she was an English writer popular in the middle decades of the 20th century.) I'm also a big Pre-Raphaelite fan, so I l ...more
Terri Windling

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