Turner

Turner

The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner

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The extraordinary life of J.M.W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose to lead in the last years of his life. A near-mythical figure in his own lifetime, Franny Moyle tells the story of the man who was considered visionary at best and ludicrous at worst.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780735220928
9780670922697
0670922692
0735220921
Call Number: BIO 759.2 TURNER 2016
Characteristics: xii, 508 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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jimkahan
Aug 10, 2018

I would like this a lot better if her favourite seven-letter word were not "perhaps." The frequency of such conjecture, along with no insight to be revealed whether or not the perhaps took place is a consistent weakness that overwhelms the insights less frequency provided. Perhaps if the author could stick to the story instead of wandering, this could be a better book.

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