The Complete Poems Paperback
Rossetti is unique among Victorian poets for the sheer range of her subject matter and the variety of her verse form.
This collection brings together fantasy poems, such as Goblin Market, and terrifyingly vivid verses for children, love lyrics and sonnets, and the vast body of her devotional poetry.
Rossetti's poems weave connections between love and death, triumph and loss, heavenly joys and earthly pleasures.
The directness and clarity of her lyrics still have the power to startle us with their truth and beauty.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 1280 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/07/2001
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780140423662
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Review by shanaqui
I haven't actually read every single poem in this book -- that would take a lot longer than this -- but I've dipped in and out of it. Christina Rossetti's writing is lovely and rich. 'Goblin Market' is probably the best known, or it's the one I knew anyway, and that's a good example of how rich and sensual her writing can be, but the rest of her poetry is definitely worth a look, too.