Christina Rossetti: A Biography

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jan 24, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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

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Frances Thomas was born in Wales in 1943, and now divides her time between London and mid-Wales. She has written books for adults and children, including a biography of Christina Rossetti, published by Virago, 'Finding Minerva' which won the Tir na Nog prize, and 'Supposing', illustrated by Ross Collins, which won a Scottish Arts Council award.

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