Christina Rossetti: A Biography
Why is Christina Rossetti, probably the major woman poet of Victorian Britain, so invisible today? This is the central question addressed in this biography. Rossetti, author of Goblin Market , My Heart Is Like a Singing Bird and In the Deep Midwinter has often been overshadowed by her brother Dante Gabriel. Drawing on many sources, this study enables the reader to piece together a more complete picture of this woman whose nature was passionate and contradictory.
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Best known for her extraordinary long poem Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti is a shadowy figure about whom little is known (in large part because she scrupulously ensured that very little of her more ... Read full review