The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works: Volume 16 by Evelyn WaughThe Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works: Volume 16 by Evelyn Waugh

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works: Volume 16

byEvelyn Waugh

Hardcover | October 14, 2017

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This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all Waugh's published and previously unpublished writings for the first time with comprehensive introductions and annotation, and a full account of each text's manuscript development and textualvariants. The edition's General Editor is Alexander Waugh, Evelyn Waugh's grandson and editor of the twelve-volume Personal Writings sequence.This, Waugh's first published book, marked the centenary of the birth of the painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882). Waugh was fascinated by the bohemian lives of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, and by his own family connection with them (William Holman Hunt had married, successively, twocousins of his grandfather). Rossetti is both compassionate towards its subject and critical of his self-destructive nature. The incisive analysis of Rossetti's painterly techniques contributed to the resurgence of public interest in Rossetti's art and poetry. The biography was also an earlyexpression of Waugh's lifelong interest in narrative art, and laid the foundations for his own belief in the importance of the spiritual as well as the aesthetic vision of the artist. Although Rossetti was hastily compiled, it is nevertheless elegant and witty.
Michael G. Brennan was educated at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and has taught at the University of Leeds since 1984. His research interests encompass the sixteenth, seventeenth, and twentieth centuries and he has published books on the writings and public careers of the Sidneys of Penshurst between 1500 and 1700, Renaissance trav...
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Title:The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works: Volume 16Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0 inPublished:October 14, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199683573

ISBN - 13:9780199683574

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Table of Contents

The History of the TextThe Genesis of the TextPublication HistoryThe Text in HistoryCultural ContextReception of RossettiContext of Waugh's Other Work and of Literary HistoryA Note on the TextsRossetti His Life and WorksAbbreviationsAppendix A EndnotesAppendix B Manuscript Development and Textual Variants (MDATV)Appendix C Glossary of NamesAppendix D Rossetti's PicturesAppendix E 1928 and Earlier Works by and about RossettiIndex