Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Last Pre-Raphaelite

Fiona MacCarthy brings us a little closer to understanding Edward Burne-Jones.  You may know her from William Morris: A Life for Our Time and, once again, we are transported to the world of the Victorians.   

As Susan Engel wrote: Context is everything - and Fiona MacCarthy reminds us of the need to interpret Burne-Jones through an appreciation of the Victorian imagination.  It is no coincidence that Fiona Chose The Beguiling of Merlin for the cover - a painting about love and infatuation, entrapment and betrayal. 

The Last Pre-Raphaelite is available on Amazon UK and Amazon US 


  1. Strange today was the first time I ever heard of pre-Raphaelite and now it's twice in one day.

    Glad to find your blog.

  2. Thank you - also see Stephanie Pina's great blog

  3. I love Stephanie's blog. She's so sweet. Everyone is talking about this biography. Since I am in the USA, I will have to wait or order it from England. I have FM's other works. They are wonderful. She has written the definite bio of Morris, and the best bio of Byron.