The Optickal Illusion

The Optickal Illusion

In this vividly fashioned debut, Rachel Halliburton draws from the sordid details of a genuine scandal that deceived the British Royal Academy to deliver a stirring tale on the elusive goal of achieving artistic renown. It is 1797 and in Georgian London, nothing is certain anymore: the future of the monarchy is in question, the city is aflame with conspiracies, and the Fren In this vividly fashioned debut, Rachel Halliburton draws from the sordid details of a genuine scandal that deceived ...

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Title:The Optickal Illusion
Author:Rachel Halliburton
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Optickal Illusion
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

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  • Lindsey
    Dec 06, 2017
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    Nov 18, 2017
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    Dec 14, 2017
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    Feb 19, 2018
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  • Karen Mace
    Feb 06, 2018
    This is a sumptuous read, stepping back to Georgian times to take a look behind the scandal that rocked the art world, deceiving so many prominent artists of the time, and looks at those behind the deception. I have to admit to knowing very little of the art world, although reading ...
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    Jan 07, 2018
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  • Rebecca Foster
    Dec 22, 2017
    (Nearly 3.5) Halliburton?s debut novel is inspired by a real-life scandal that shook the Royal Academy of Arts in the 1790s while American-born Benjamin West was its president. The descriptive language is rich with colors and patterns, creating what are basically miniature landscapes...
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    Dec 14, 2017
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  • Cathy
    Feb 07, 2018
    The author has taken a real life scandal that enveloped the art world of London in the 1790s and fashioned it into an intriguing story of artistic rivalry, deception and debate about the position of women in society. Much of the novel focuses on the attempts of Thomas Provis and his...
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