Arthur Darling -The Romance of
Arthur Sullivan and Rachel Russell.
George S. Emmerson
illustrated, indexed, hard cover
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Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert and Sullivan renown, and Rachel Russell, daughter of the celebrated marine engineer and builder of the Great Eastern, were entwined in a youthful affair in the midst of Victorian society. The book provides a window, through Rachel's love letters to Arthur, into the milieu of the Victorian woman and involves numerous prominent society figures as both the Russells and Sullivan moved in the distinguished musical, artistic and literary circles of the day.