edited with an introduction and notes by Serena Trowbridge
Although best-known as a Pre-Raphaelite painter, Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919), was a prolific writer during her childhood. Showing a strong aptitude for creative work from a young age, De Morgan filled many exercise books with her writings and also kept a diary. Accessing previously unpublished manuscripts from the De Morgan Foundation, Serena Trowbridge reveals the growing creativity of this famous painter and provides an insight into her early imagination.
This edition includes an introduction, a biography and timeline of Evelyn De Morgan, a bibliography, and an annotated collection of her writings.
Dr Serena Trowbridge is Reader in Victorian Literature at Birmingham City University. Her particular field of interest is Pre-Raphaelitism, especially in poetry, with recent publications including My Ladys Soul: The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddall (Victorian Secrets, 2018); ‘Elizabeth Siddall: Pre-Raphaelitism, Poetry, Prosody’ in Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics ed. Heather Bozant Witcher and Amy Kahrmann Huseby (Palgrave, 2020); ‘The very sky and sea-line of her soul’: Nature, Destruction and Desire in Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Poems’, in Victoriographies 10.1 (2020); ‘Emotional Similes: Christina Rossetti’s Appropriation of Caroline Norton’, The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 28 (Spring 2019) and Christina Rossetti’s Gothic, monograph (Bloomsbury 2013). Serena is Chair of the Pre-Raphaelite Society.