Rossetti's Wombat

Rossetti's Wombat Pre-Raphaelites and Australian Animals in Victorian London - Popular Culture

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A light-hearted account of an improbable side of Victorian England, this history tells of the pet wombat owned by Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the late-19th century fad of owning Australian animals as pets. This examination also looks at the way a wombat participated in the delicate relationships between the men and women in the Pre-Raphaelite circle-particularly Rossetti's emotional affair with Jane Morris, wife of his friend and colleague William. Fully illustrated with drawings and etchings of the period, this work will appeal to those with an interest in Victorian England, the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as wombat lovers the world over.

Book information

ISBN: 9781904750604
Publisher: Libri Publishing
Imprint: Middlesex University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 759.2
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 142
Weight: 212g
Height: 216mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 12mm