Desperate Romantics

Desperate. Romantics: 'The jauntiness of her approach is a refreshing antidote to the incestuous, dreamlike claustrophobia of these interlocking lives. Her book is powerful, absorbing and, well, rather jolly' Sunday Times 'The age of ...

Desperate Romantics

Their Bohemian lifestyle and intertwined love affairs shockingly broke 19th Century class barriers and bent the rules that governed the roles of the sexes. They became defined by love triangles, played out against the austere moral climate of Victorian England; they outraged their contemporaries with their loves, jealousies and betrayals, and they stunned society when their complex moral choices led to madness and suicide, or when their permissive experiments ended in addiction and death. The characters are huge and vivid and remain as compelling today as they were in their own time. The influential critic, writer and artist John Ruskin was their father figure and his apostles included the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the designer William Morris. They drew extraordinary women into their circle. In a move intended to raise eyebrows for its social audacity, they recruited the most ravishing models they could find from the gutters of Victorian slums. The saga is brought to life through the vivid letters and diaries kept by the group and the accounts written by their contemporaries. These real-lie stories shed new light on the greatest nineteenth-century British art.

Re presentations of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

DESPERATE ROMANTICS Finally, perhaps inevitably, Rossetti and his colleagues suffered the fate of the infantilizing attention visited on the famous by postmodern media. In January 2009, television producer and freelance writer Franny ...

Re presentations of Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Biographical Television Drama

Desperate Romantics (BBC Two, 2010) is a good example here. Its titles read: In the mid-nineteenth century, a group of young men challenged the art establishment of their day. The “Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood” were inspired by the real ...

Biographical Television Drama

“Biographical Television Drama breaks new ground as, to my knowledge, the first book-length exploration of the terms in which television engages in biographical storytelling. Backed by robust research in biography studies and British television history, Hannah Andrews deftly unravels the complexities behind the accessibility of biographical television drama. Her book tackles key questions head-on, notably rhetorics and style, narrative and performance and, innovatively, ethics, while also shedding light on the interconnections with other biographical screen forms through a rich corpus. This is an essential critical study that vindicates television drama’s unique place in the histories and practices of screen biography.” -Belén Vidal, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London and co-editor of The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture This book explores what happens when biography and television meet, in a novel fusion of the two fields of study. Andrews compares core concepts in biography and television studies such as intimacy, the presentation of the self and the uneasy relationship between fact and fiction. The book examines biographical drama’s generic hybridity, accounting for the influence of the film biopic, docudrama, melodrama and period drama. It discusses biographical television drama’s representation of real lives in terms of visual style, performance and self-reflexivity. Andrews also assesses how life stories are shaped for televisual narrative formats and analyses the adaptation process for the biographical drama. Finally, the book considers various kinds of reputation – of the broadcast institution, author, biographical subject – in relation to the ethics of televisual biography.

Wuthering Heights on Film and Television

As in his (truly) serialised dramas shown earlier that Summer, the three-part Occupation (June) – and the six-part Desperate Romantics (July-August) based on Franny Moyle's Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites ...

Wuthering Heights on Film and Television

Emily Brontë’s beloved novel Wuthering Heights has been adapted countless times for film and television over the decades. Valérie V. Hazette offers here a historical and transnational study of those adaptations, presenting the afterlife of the book as a series of cultural journeys that focus as much on the readers, film-makers, and viewers as on the dramas themselves. Taking in the British silent film; French, Mexican, and Japanese versions; the British television serials; and more, this richly theoretical volume is the first comprehensive global analysis of the adaptation of Wuthering Heights for film and television.

Emblems and Impact Volume I

Our friendГs final pastime might be to watch television: Doctor Who, but also Desperate Romantics, the 2009 drama series on the lives and loves of the PreYRaphaelite Brotherhood.17 If the series did not live up to expectations and saw ...

Emblems and Impact Volume I

The art of the emblem is a pan-European phenomenon which developed in Western and Central Europe in the early modern period. It adopted meanings and motifs from Antiquity and the Middle Ages as part of a general humanistic impulse. Technological developments in printing that permitted the combination of letterpress with woodblock, and later copperplate, images, ensured that the emblem spread rapidly by way of printed collections. With time, emblematic ideas moved beyond Europe, conveying their insights and wisdom in the compact form of the book. These same books came to influence artists and designers working in the decoration of buildings, furniture, and household items, so that emblems entered personal life; they infiltrated festive culture, too. In such environments beyond the book, emblems were transported, adapted, and embedded in new functional contexts shaped by social, political, or religious conditions, but also by architectonical and regional art historical parameters. The results of these transformations are often of an intricate and complex meaning. The combination of word and image that constitutes the emblem still has resonance in contemporary art and architecture. The study of emblems allows us to look back at the collaborative endeavours of creative minds of earlier times from across Europe and beyond. At a time when that continent is under strain, and the world in general seeks to come to terms with globalization, emblems allow reflection on strongly shared cultural values and connections.

The War on Terror

Bowker, P. (2009), 'Sex and rebellion: Desperate Romantics writer Peter Bowker on his new BBC drama', The Guardian, 21 July, http://www.guardian.co.uk/ culture/2009/jul/21/desperate-romantics-bbc-drama, accessed 20 February 2013.

The War on Terror

This book explores the ways in which television has engaged directly and indirectly with the new realities of the post-9/11 world. It offers detailed analysis of a number of key programmes and series that engage with, or are haunted by, the aftermath of the events of September 11 in the USA and what is unavoidably through problematically and contentiously referred to as the resulting ‘war on terror’. The substantive part of the book is a series of independent chapters, each written on a different topic and considering different programmes. It includes series and single dramas representing the invasion of Iraq (The Mark of Cain, Occupation and Generation Kill), comedic representations (Gary, Tank Commander), documentary (the BBC Panorama’s coverage of 9/11), ‘what if’ docudramas (Dirty War), 9/11 in popular series (CSI:NY) and representations of Tony Blair in drama and docudrama. The book concludes with an extended reflection on contemporary docudrama and an interview with filmmaker and docudramatist Peter Kosminsky.

The World of Poldark

Having starred in The Hobbit trilogy, Being Human and Desperate Romantics, Aidan was thrilled to land the role of Ross Poldark. He was also immediately taken by the characters of the Poldark stories and by the breadth of the role of ...

The World of Poldark

Emma Marriott's The World of Poldark explores the characters, the compelling stories and the era that Winston Graham - and the television series - set out to recreate, the England that Ross Poldark returned to from the American War of Independence. England, and especially Cornwall, was then marked by social unrest and a deep division between rich and poor. It was a place of tin mines and shipwrecks, of new money versus old, of harsh justice and great kindness. And, above all, it was a place that inspired Winston Graham's beloved novels. Amid the turmoil of eighteenth-century Cornwall, Ross comes back to a home in ruins, his father dead and his childhood sweetheart engaged to another - his own heart as battered as the country around him. Experience the great houses and the glorious landscapes and follow the cast of characters as their stories play out against the backdrop of Cornwall's wild beauty, through interviews with the actors, behind the scenes insights and in-depth information on costumes, props and locations. Packed full of behind the scenes photographs, The World of Poldark is the ultimate guide to the popular series.

Fictions of Art History

Desperate Romantics wasaltogether tougher, more interested in sex than vague sentiment, the screen frequently taken up with naked bodies. Moreover,the PreRaphaelite boysthemselves struttedlike Bruce Willis to the sound of David Bowie's ...

Fictions of Art History

DIV Fictions of Art History, the most recent addition to the Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series, addresses art history’s complex relationships with fiction, poetry, and creative writing. Inspired by a 2010 conference, the volume examines art historians’ viewing practices and modes of writing. How, the contributors ask, are we to unravel the supposed facts of history from the fictions constructed in works of art? How do art historians employ or resist devices of fiction, and what are the effects of those choices on the reader? In styles by turns witty, elliptical, and plain-speaking, the essays in Fictions of Art History are fascinating and provocative critical interventions in art history. /div

The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn This dark and desperate age

But they were hopeless romantics in the end . ( Each would marry again ; he once , she twice . ) In the final days of their relationship , when Edna's father accused Ludwig of acting in bad faith toward his daughter , Ludwig would ...

The Life and Work of Ludwig Lewisohn  This dark and desperate age

This second volume portrays Lewisohn's last decades as an outspoken opponent of Nazi Germany, a leading promoter of Jewish resettlement in Palestine, a member of Brandeis University's first faculty, and one of the earliest voices advocating Jewish renewal in America. Despite his activism, Lewisohn was no longer welcome in Zionist circles by 1948 as a result of his "unacceptable" opinions concerning British intransigence, organizational politics, and, particularly, Jewish cultural and religious decline. However, the invitation to join the newly established Brandeis University as its only full professor provided him with the opportunity he sought to contribute to the reshaping of American Jewry. Lewisohn's efforts would later bear fruit in the Jewish renewal movement of the next generation.

Temptation

Then again, I am a desperate romantic ... married to a desperate unromantic. But say I had run off with you? A desperate romantic involved with an even more desperate romantic? No way. Especially since desperate romantics always pine ...

Temptation

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of Five Days and The Blue Hour, “a racy page-turner” (London Daily Express) about a Hollywood screenwriter whose overnight success brings about his biggest downfall. I always wanted to be rich. I know that probably sounds crass, but it’s the truth. A true confession. Like all would-be Hollywood screenwriters, David Armitage wants to be rich and famous. But for the past eleven years, he’s tasted nothing but failure. Then, out of nowhere, big-time luck comes his way when one of his scripts is bought for television. Before you can say “overnight success,” he’s the new toast of Hollywood as the creator of a hit series. Suddenly a major player, he finds that he’s reinventing himself at a great speed, especially when it comes to walking out on his wife and daughter for a young producer who worships only at the altar of ambition. But David’s upward mobility takes a decidedly strange turn when a billionaire film buff named Philip Fleck barges into his life, proposing a very curious collaboration. David takes the bait and suddenly finds himself inadvertently entering into a Faustian pact and an express ride to the lower depths of the Hollywood jungle.

The Douglas Kennedy Collection 2

Then again, I am a desperate romantic. . . married to a desperate unromantic. But say I had run off with you? A desperate romantic involved with an even more desperate romantic? No way. Especially since desperate romantics always pine ...

The Douglas Kennedy Collection  2

Three outstanding novels in one amazing eBook by internationally bestselling author Douglas Kennedy. Temptation: Like all would-be Hollywood screenwriters, David Armitage wants to be rich and famous. After eleven years of failure, luck finally comes his way when one of his scripts is bought for television. Suddenly a player in Tinsel Town, he finds he's reinventing himself at great speed, especially when it comes to walking out on his wife and daughter for a young producer who worships only at the altar of ambition. But David's upward mobility takes a strange turn when a billionaire film buff barges into his life, proposing a curious collaboration. The Woman in the Fifth: Now a major motion picture starring Ethan Hawke and Kristen Scott Thomas. Harry Ricks is a man who has lost everything. A scandal at the small college where he used to teach has cost him his job, his marriage, and his relationship with his only child. He flees to Paris in the bleak midwinter, where a series of accidental encounters lands him in a grubby room in a grubby quarter, and a job as a nightwatchman for a sinister operation. And then romance enters his life. Her name is Margit, an elegant, cultivated Hungarian emigre, widowed and alone. But Margit is guarded about her work, her past, and her life. Before he knows it, Harry finds himself waking up in a nightmare from which there is no easy escape. Leaving the World: Jane Howard is a professor in Boston, in love with a brilliant, erratic man, and finding motherhood to her young daughter an unexpected delight. But when a devastating turn of events tears her existence apart she has no choice but to flee all she knows. Just when she has renounced life itself, the disappearance of a young girl pulls her back from the edge and into an obsessive search for some sort of personal redemption. Convinced that she knows more about the case than the police do, she is forced to make a decision - stay hidden or bring to light a shattering truth.

The Hopeless Romantic s Handbook

How desperate. But instead of closing the page, she found herself scrolling down. The Hopeless Romantics Handbook is a handbook for life. Romance is yours for the taking; you justhave to find it. The Hopeless Romantics Handbook won 't ...

The Hopeless Romantic s Handbook

Knight wanted. Must have shiny armor and own horse, preferably white. When it comes to romance, are magic, fireworks, and a dashing knight in shining Armani really too much to ask? Apparently so, since Kate Hetherington has yet to find an appropriate mate in all of London. Her lifelong friends (and confirmed pragmatists) Sally and Tom tease her endlessly about her hopeless romanticism. But Kate knows that she’s right to want her own fairy tale. After stumbling upon an old tome titled The Hopeless Romantic’s Handbook, Kate decides to give its advice a whirl. Incredibly, the book lives up to its money-back guarantee, because before Kate can say “Cinderella” she meets Joe Rogers, a drop-dead-gorgeous American actor. Frankly, he’s perfect–and Kate thinks she might have finally found The One. He certainly has the muscles required to sweep her off her feet. But Sal and Tom are less thrilled with Kate’s dreamboat. Are they just jealous, or do they know something about love that isn’t in Kate’s handbook? Kate’s pretty sure that finding true love isn’t supposed to alienate you from your friends, but what she doesn’t know is that her real knight is still waiting for her–and he’s closer than she ever imagined.

Awaken Your Ancient DNA

... she caught the attention of a young Krishna and began a deep and intense relationship, filled with love, passion and challenge. Radha comes along to help desperate romantics fulfil their desires no matter how hard the challenge.

Awaken Your Ancient DNA

Awaken Your Ancient DNA is a book about switching your Light Codes back on. These Light Codes exist in your DNA which has been operating at a very small percentage of what it is capable of. By working through the 12-chakra system this book will guide you through a process of awakening these ancient codes that have lain dormant for eons of time. Many tools are offered such as crystal use, aromatherapy, flower essences, ancient mantras, angelic invocations and goddess rituals. By doing the processes and using the tools provided you are engaging in time old wisdoms to assist your body to awaken to its full soul potential. Health can improve, spiritual gifts develop and a fuller embrace of all life has to offer can be experienced.

The Proud Tower

It was, as a historian of revolt has called it, “a daydream of desperate romantics.” It had its theorists and thinkers, men of intellect, sincere and earnest, who loved humanity. It also had its tools, ...

The Proud Tower

Barbara Tuchman's The Proud Tower is a haunting account of Britain on the cusp of total war - reissued for the 2014 Centenary. The last government in the Western world to possess all the attributes of aristocracy in working condition took office in England in June of 1895 . . . In this now classic work, Pulitzer prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman explores the quarter century leading up to the First World War, from the dying embers of the British aristocracy to the fitful eruptions of the anarchist movement. She provides a compelling portrait of the key figures and conflicting ideologies of this time, giving an intimate view of an epoch that was soon to be swept away by the tide of history. 'Her intention is to make the age alive for us, and in that she abundantly succeeds' Daily Telegraph 'Tuchman has a gift of recreating a period and a mood by an inspired selection of detail and sheer narrative sweep. A volcano of a book' Evening Standard 'Impeccable scholarship and literary polish. Impossible to read without pleasure and admiration' New York Times Barbara Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Guns of August. She is also the author of Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly. She died in 1989. The Guns of August and The Zimmerman Telegram are published by Penguin.

My Life on a Plate

( I've always thought the serially married were terribly misunderstood . They're desperate romantics , as a whole , rather than desperate adventurers . ) And I can't say I thrill to the core at the idea of Max , 69.

My Life on a Plate

Follows thirty-three-year-old Clara Hutt, a wife, mother of two boys, and part-time magazine writer, who discovers a desire to search for fulfillment and happiness.

Kropotkin

Following Nomad, she describes anarchism as “a daydream of desperate romantics” (Nomad 1932, 13) and argues that the anarchist movement consisted of two groups who had very little contact with each other. e rst group consisted of the ...

Kropotkin

The nineteenth century witnessed the growth of anarchist literature, which advocated a society based on voluntary cooperation without government authority. Although his classical writings on mutual aid and the philosophy of anarchism are still published today, Peter Kropotkin remains a neglected figure. A talented geographer and a revolutionary socialist, Kropotkin was one of the most important theoreticians of the anarchist movement. In Kropotkin: The Politics of Community, Brian Morris reaffirms with an attitude of critical sympathy the contemporary relevance of Kropotkin as a political and moral philosopher and as a pioneering social ecologist. Well-researched and wide-ranging, this volume not only presents an important contribution to the history of anarchism, both as a political tradition and as a social movement, but also offers insightful reflections on contemporary debates in political theory and ecological thought. After a short biographical note, the book analyzes in four parts Kropotkin’s writings on anarchist communism, agrarian socialism, and integral education; modern science and evolutionary theory; the French Revolution and the modern state; and possessive individualism, terror, and war. Standing as a comprehensive and engaging introduction to anarchism, social ecology, and the philosophy of evolutionary holism, Kropotkin is written in a straightforward manner that will appeal to those interested in social anarchism and in alternatives to neoliberal doctrines.

Victoria s Secret

This was poured out in the daydream of desperate romantics by little men with misfortunes in life and anger, despair, degradation, and the hopelessness of poverty. Some of the folks in the valley knew only of President McKinley, ...

Victoria s Secret

Victoria became a sister to Gloria under very peculiar circumstances, what’s more, her relationship with her sister took both of them on various travels both real and imagined, especially after Gloria gave birth to Ethan. Victoria’s powers assigned to her by tutors in Burma eventually took its toll on their relationship.

Lilac Roses Love journey of a Hopeless Romantic

I raised my head seeing Taris , “ Hey ! You are so philosophical . ” He hit me with his elbow saying , “ That's why you are a Poet . And we hopeless romantics see love as a divine thing and we strive hard to pursue it .

Lilac Roses  Love journey of a Hopeless Romantic

If you either force love or healing, you will end up in severe pain. Both love and healing need patience.” This is the story of Siddharth, a hopeless romantic who is still stuck with his teenage first love Sophia. Losing himself in the hues of love, he forgets that this is an unsaid love. When a night reveals his grandpa’s heart-breaking secret, he learns there is an untold story behind every human. Sid messes up the chance with Sophia with his impulsiveness. When his innocence and bad timing lead to severe heartbreak, a life-changing situation happens. Will Siddharth get the love he deserves? Will he discover himself from the haunting past? Lilac Roses is a see-saw going up and down with rewinds of emotions, friendship, love and magic.

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture

The Pre-Raphaelite Circle. London: National Portrait Gallery, 2013. ———. Pre-Raphaelite Women: Images of Femininity. New York: Harmony Books, 1988. Moyle, Franny. Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on major artists of the romantic era as well as entries on related art movements, styles, aesthetic philosophies, and philosophers.

The Remarkable Lushington Family

Morgan, J.A. & Walvin, James. eds. Manliness and Morality: Middle-Class Masculinity in Britain and America. Manchester University Press, 1987. Moyle, F. Desperate Romantics. The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites. John Murray, 2009.

The Remarkable Lushington Family

This social, artistic, and cultural history examines three generations of the Lushington family and their relationships with prominent British figures and family members' roles in larger trends such as abolitionism, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and positivist philosophy.--Gillian Sutherland, Newnham College