A captivating selection of enduring verse by one of the Victorian era’s most beloved poets
Christina Rossetti is unique among Victorian poets for the sheer range of her subject matter and the variety of her verse forms. Weaving connections between love and death, triumph and loss, heavenly joys and earthly pleasures, Rossetti’s poems startle the imagination with their extraordinary truth, beauty, and intensity. This first fully annotated collection, based on the definitive texts, brings together love lyrics, sonnets, hymns, ballads, the vast body of her devotional poetry, and fantasy poems like Goblin Market, Rossetti’s terrifyingly vivid verses for children.
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Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) was one of the greatest female writers of the nineteenth century. She was born in London into a remarkably creative family; her father was an exiled Italian revolutionary and poet and her brothers William and Dante Gabriel… More about Christina Rossetti