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92 Pre-Raphaelite StudiesEffie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John EverettMillais by Suzanne Fagence Cooper. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010.276 pp. + 10 colour plates, 24 b/w illus. ISBN 978-1-250-01625-6. $15.99.Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Mil-lais by Suzanne Fagence Cooper is a beautifully written account of the life ofEuphemia Chalmers Gray, wife to two figureheads of the Victorian art scene.Cooper’s biography is a compelling page-turner that evokes not simply theworld of art and art criticism, but also the experiences of women at thevanguard of social change in the nineteenth century, by means of Effie’srefreshing perspective. Extremely candid about the more sensational questionsregarding sexuality, impotence, and annulment associated with Effie’s firstmarriage to John Ruskin, Cooper’s biography contextualizes Ruskin’s earlylife with Effie and then moves on to an analysis of her relationship with JohnEverett Mi...