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To outsiders, Effie Gray (1828-1897) seemed to have the perfect match. Though still a teenager, this beautiful young socialite had married John Ruskin (1819-1900), the foremost art critic of his age. The marriage, however, turned into an ill-conceived charade that lasted only six years, ending in annulment. Only a short time later, Gray, still a virgin, married Ruskin's protégé, painter John Everett Millais (1829-1896). This curious Victorian triangulation has inspired numerous biographies and the upcoming, June release film Effie, which stars Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson. This biography (which is not an official film tie-in) recounts the conjunction of three fascinating people. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book. Editor's recommendation.