The British Library is hosting a free lunchtime talk on August 17th, entitled, ‘Through the old order gleams the new’: The Rossettis in America. The talk will examine the role played by America in the lives of the Rossettis, and will touch on a wide range of topics including Walt Whitman, Henry Longfellow and the Mormon community in Utah.The speaker will be Dinah Roe, the author of Christina Rossetti’s Faithful Imagination and, most recently, the editor of The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin (Penguin Classics). Her forthcoming publication is The Rossettis in Wonderland: a Victorian Family History. Further details of the talk can be found here: http://www.bl.uk/eccles/events.html.
We’d be delighted if any PRS members could join us.