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The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin

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The Pre-Raphaelite Movement began in 1848, and experienced its heyday in the 1860s and 1870s. Influenced by the then little-known Keats and Blake, as well as Wordsworth, Shelley and Coleridge, Pre-Raphaelite poetry 'etherialized sensation' (in the words of Antony Harrison), and popularized the notion ofl'art pour l'art - art for art's sake. Where Victorian realist novels e ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published 2010)
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Aisling
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"All places that have known my love at all
Have grown as sympathetic friends to me,
And each for song has some dear memory,
Some perfume of her presence clings to all;
How then, to me, O love, shall it befall,
When I no longer in my life shall see
The places that through love have grown to be
Of buried dreams the mute memorial?
Then surely shall I seem as one who stands
Exiled from home in unfamiliar lands,
And strains across the weary sea and long
His desolate sad eyes, and wrings his hands,
While round h
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Sophie
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
A broad selection of poems from the pre-raphaelites - not just the big names!
Drew
Jun 01, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
The Pre-Raphaelites From Rossetti to Ruskin was pulled together by Dinah Roe. Her introduction and brief chronology of this short-lived art movement were really enjoyable, and for me, the best part of the volume. I really never got into any of the poets in this collection. That’s not a comment on all of them, but it just didn’t do it for me. Some of the selections did remind me of high school gloom, doom and unrequited love poetry. This was one of the claims thrown at the PRB during their time o ...more
Hannah Sharp
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: year-1-uni-books
Read this for uni, so it was great for its purposes. A brilliant collection of poetry and I enjoyed reading them, esp Goblin Market by C.Rossetti; amazing poem.
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Born and raised in Upstate New York, Dinah Roe was educated at Vassar College. She is the author of Christina Rossetti’s Faithful Imagination (2006). She has recently completed selecting, editing and introducing the Selected Poems of Christina Rossetti for Penguin Classics. She lives and works in London.
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