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Hélia Correia

  • Literary Prize Inês de Castro Foundation (Portugal).

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Pages: 296

Size: 155 x 234 x 35 mm

ISBN: 9789896411602

    A biographical novel set in the XIX century England, portraying the vibrant love story between the model Elizabeth Siddal and painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rosseti.
    Elizabeth Siddal (Lizzie) is universally recognized as the Ophelia character in the 1851 painting with the same title, where a young and pure girl, floating in a river right before drowning, perfectly embodies the feminine ideal for the pre-Raphaelites romantics. But this novel unveils a much dynamic and free Lizzie that opposes all purity and abandonment and that can even be acknowledged as a proto-feminist for her original concepts on life and love.

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