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Rossetti: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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These Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover editions are popular for their compact size and reasonable price which do not compromise content. Poems: Rossetti contains a full selection of Rossetti's work, including her lyric poems, dramatic and narrative poems, rhymes and riddles, sonnet sequences, prayers and meditations, and an index of first lines.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 2nd 1993 by Everyman's Library
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Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.)
Oct 30, 2015 Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) rated it it was amazing
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This little volume of Christina Rossetti's poetry is simply sublime! While it is not a complete collection of her beautiful poetry, it does contain some examples of her finest work. Of course it contains the thought-provoking epic poem, "Goblin Market." Some of my other personal favorites include: "An Echo from Willowwood," "Song," "After Death," "The Ghost's Petition;" and one of her very best, in my opinion, "The Convent Threshold."

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Dianne
Jan 14, 2015 Dianne rated it it was amazing

A wonderful collection of Christina Rossetti's poems, sonnets, rhymes and riddles, prayers and meditations. In 1862, when she was 31 years old, she received critical praise for her most famous collection of poems (Goblin Market and other Poems). This established her as the main female poet of her time.
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I love the books of poetry from this series and I love Christina Rossetti. I carry these small books everywhere and this is definitely one of my favorites.
Jennifer
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I suspect Rossetti and I would not have gotten along had we chanced to meet at a cocktail party. In fact, I get the feeling I might have faked a heart attack/stroke/labor pains to get away from her drearily repetitious piety. Her verses are beautifully rendered - tightly constructed and lovingly metered - yet by and large wildly uninteresting(at least to me). Given that a chunk of them coolly address unrequited love, one can't help but picture her crouched over a page, counting off beats on her ...more
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Apr 15, 2015 Gina rated it really liked it
What a perfect way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Rossetti's poetry is full of passion and seems to resonate with me on many levels. I wish I had a fraction of her talent with words
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Beautiful and thought provoking.
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Christina Georgina Rossetti, one of the most important women poets writing in nineteenth-century England, was born in London December 5, 1830, to Gabriele and Frances (Polidori) Rossetti. Although her fundamentally religious temperament was closer to her mother's, this youngest member of a remarkable family of poets, artists, and critics inherited many of her artistic tendencies from her father.

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