Re-Presentations of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Portrayals in Fiction, Drama, Music, and Film

by Lisa Dallape Matson

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Contemporary Portrayals of Rossetti

John Ruskin and Walter Pater

Robert Buchanan Attack

Posthumous Representations and Memorials

Poems Written as Memorials to Rossetti

Images of Rossetti in the Early Twentieth Century


Chapter 3: Rossetti in the 1950s and 1960s

Victorian Love Story: A Study of Victorian Romantics Based on the Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante’s Inferno: The Private Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti Poet and Painter

The French Lieutenant’s Woman

Chapter 4: Rossetti in the Late 1970s

The Love School

The Love School Television Miniseries


Chapter 5: Rossetti and Lizzie in the 1980s–1990s

The Golden Veil: A Novel Based on the Life of Elizabeth Siddal

Clever as Paint: The Rossettis in Love

Chapter 6: The Rossettis in the Twenty-First Century

Los Amantes De La Niebla [Lovers of the Fog]

Rossetti’s Obsession

“Softly Elizabeth,” From This is Where We Disappear

Desperate Romantics

Works Cited



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