Innocence abandoned: Pre-Raphaelites to Aesthetes, 1850-1900
In Victorian England there was a strong sense of the breakup of the old established social and
religious order and a general lack of spiritual certainty. A sense of loss and guilt was pred
ominant in the work of William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. An awareness of loneliness and
fragmentation both within and between men had been expressed from the 1830s onwards in the work of
Carlyle and Arnold and Ruskin.
The thesis analyses the efforts mad e by Rossetti and Morris as Pre...[Show more]
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