Afterimage

Afterimage

Inspired by the life of Julia Margaret Cameron, Afterimage is the bold and provocative story of Annie Phelan, a maid in the home of Isabel and Eldon Dashell. Isabel is experimenting with the new medium of photography, and is inspired by Annie, who becomes her muse. The two form a close relationship, but when Eldon devises his own plans for the young maid, Annie nearly loses herself, until disaster reveals her power over the Dashells’ work and hearts.

Title:Afterimage
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312420642
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    Afterimage Reviews

  • Jaidee

    3.5 stars !...a Victorian bisexual love triangle....there were moments of profound beauty, passion and insight...however the book was soooo jarring in other sections that appeared rushed and overwhelm...

  • Caleigh

    I would be more comfortable giving this 4.5 stars, but it's too good to be just a 4 so I will settle for 5.This is the third Humphreys novel I have read, and my favourite so far. It's an absolutely be...

  • Joanna

    I found this book to be rather strange. While it had an intriguing dreamy narration, the story itself failed to impress me. There was no overarching plotline or climax; I felt as if I was reading a co...

  • Fran

    This is a story about an intelligent, quietly spirited young Annie Phelan, survivor of the potato famine who comes to an unusual household as a maid. She quickly becomes a model for her mistress, Isab...

  • Bandit

    Inspired not so much by real events (if one was to look up Cameron's bio), but at the very least by real photographs, this book is a work of art in itself. There is such beauty to the writing, the cad...

  • Kimberly

    If you are simply reading this novel based on the progtagonist character of Annie Phelan (both Mary's Hillier and Ryan) then it is a highly enjoyable story. However, for myself, I really struggled to ...

  • Prom

    Im curious as to what Ive missed from reading this book. All the reviews seem to paint a different portrait than what I was presented with upon delving in to the world of the hoousehold of the Dashell...

  • Beadyjan

    Can't rate it as gave up halfway through...

  • Hannah Bisley

    This is terrible. I wish I hadn't wasted my money buying it. I was attracted by the setting and the time period...but any potential this had failed to be realised. The story is utterly pointless and d...

  • Helen

    It's not frequently that I think "this book should have been longer", but this is the case with Afterimage. Too much plot for the pages; too much ground to cover that was whipped through and effect wa...