Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth



Revised And Expanded Biography Of Dante Gabriel Rossetti S Muse And Mistress, With Details Of Previously Unpublished Letters, And Recently Identified Portraits, And Details Of How This Former Prostitute Assisted In The Founding Of One Of America S Foremost Art Collections.Fanny Cornforth Was A Victorian Supermodel Whose Face Epitomised The Vision And Life Of The Pre Raphaelite Artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti Stunner The Fall And Rise Of Fanny Cornforth Reveals A Woman Who Flouted Victorian Rules And Fought Against A Society Designed To Stifle Her Passion And Personality Through Previously Unpublished Letters And Little Known Portraits, Enter The World Of A Beguiling Thief And A Seductive Liar, Who Assisted In Founding One Of America S Foremost Art Collections.Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth

Kirsty Stonell Walker is a Victorian Studies Academic, specialising in the social history of the Pre Raphaelite movement She has researched the life of Fanny Cornforth for over a decade, writing articles and papers on the subject She also incessantly writes about anything and everything Honestly, she needs help.

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth
  • Kirsty Stonell Walker
  • English
  • 14 August 2018
  • 9781847286741

10 thoughts on “Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth

  1. says:

    Fanny Cornforth is probably the least known of the three women who dominated the personal and professional life of the painter, Dante Gabriel Rossetti Elizabeth Siddal his wife is seen as the typical Victorian oppressed woman, a talented artist and poet in her own right, driven to an early and tragic death by her husband s lack of commitment and flighty ways Jane Morris is the archetypal artist s muse silent, superior, and mysterious, a keeper of many secrets and inspirer of fabulous portraiture Fanny Cornforth in comparison has been regarded variously as a thief, a liar, a gold digger and a prostitute Walker has written an excellent account of the life of this lesser regarded muse She traces her life from its origins in the Sussex market town of Steyning, through her glory days in London when she was virtually Rossetti s partner for 20 or so years, and finally to her probable end back in Sussex in the early years of the twentieth century Walker does a valiant job, trying to defend the reputatio...

  2. says:

    I enjoyed this book thoroughly It is quite informative and offers a proper overview of not only Fanny s life, but also of the views towards women in the Victorian period My only two complaints about the book are the following 1 For a book claiming to describe the life of Fanny Cornforth, there is not much focus on Fanny herself The author often strays from the main topic and seems to give information about Rossetti and his other women Though, this could be attributed to the fact that little is known about the true Fanny Cornforth, which is a fact the author keeps repeating.2 This has not so much got anything to do with the contents of the book but the quality of the publication I found the book to be rather messy There were quite a few distracting grammatical errors and spelling errors, i.e missing lette...

  3. says:

    Though Alexa Wilding has always been my favorite of the Stunners , the life of Fanny Cornforth is just as fascinating and indicative of the plight of working class Victorian women This was a very interesting read.

  4. says:

    Don t bother with this book, I must agree with another reviewer that characterized this as a published thesis, and if I had given it a grade it would have been D minus It s not just that of all the women who modeled for Dante Gabriel Rossetti that the least is known about Fanny Cornforth, that KSW had such a difficult time with making a good book out of this, it is that KSW is not a good writer at all There were long run on sentences that made me want to throw this slim volume across the room And her lack of some kind of organization of the material is another reason this was so frustratingly amateurish In fact if I hadn t been so eager to know the least little bit about the woman from Rossetti s Bocca Baciata, Blue Bower and A Sea Spell among others, I would never had finished this 98 page book The only thing I found redeeming about this book is that KSW did exhibit a ...

  5. says:

    There is very little to be found on Fanny, so i m forward to this biography Fanny CornForth

  6. says:

    Didn t read the .com page carefully enough this is a Lulu.com book, which isn t enough for me to throw it out unlike with some other people, but it wasn t copyedited or apparently even proofread, there are no...

  7. says:

    I finished reading Kirsty Walker s second edition of this excellent book on Pre Raphaelite model and muse Fanny Cornforth about a month ago, and I enjoyed it thoroughly Kirsty is a dear friend of mine, but I honestly think that even if I had no connection to her I would have enjoyed and appreciated the way she seamlessly blends his...

  8. says:

    Loved it Enlightening and wonderful to finally get a fuller picture of Fanny Also thoroughly useful on a recent art history paper.

  9. says:

    Oh Fanny

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