- A Victorian Scandal - From Ruskin's Wife to Millais's Muse
- Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
- Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 24-03-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
Ruskin, Millais, and Effie were exposed to the kind of gossip today's wannabe celebrities can only dream of. Effie was regarded as mentally ill, immoral, and certainly tainted - Queen Victoria initially refused to receive her - while Ruskin was seen either as noble and virtuous or deranged and impotent. Ruskin was repelled by Effie's body; Millais used her as a model in some of his greatest paintings. Millais went on to become one of Britain's most popular painters, but the stigma of his wife's past would never be forgotten.
From the heart of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood comes a story as fascinating today as it was shocking in the 1850s.
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By AReader on 22-08-15
I had heard the outline but it was fascinating to get to know Effie through her own letters. Having done so I have huge respect for her, and compassion perhaps for Ruskin.
The narration was good overall, but the speaker's rendition of some male voices seemed a little artificial - however, this did not spoil the enjoyment.
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