An interpretative biography of Christina Rossetti describing her ancestry & childhood, her connection with the pre-Raphaelite movement, her two love affairs & the other events & influences in her life; all this against the background of her devotion for her mother & to the church. The author had access to letters never before published, as well as to rare first editions of her subject's works. "The book is a model of wit, discretion, sympathy & good taste."--YALE REVIEW.
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