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    Violet Hunt’s “Wife of Rossetti”

    The Wife of Rossetti, written by Violet Hunt, is the first published biography of Elizabeth Siddal.  Written with a decidedly prejudiced tone against Dante Gabriel Rossetti,  Hunt has a tendency to go on wild tangents not even remotely related to Siddal, especially in the early chapters of the book.  Violet Hunt’s account relies heavily on what she heard discussed when…