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In this selection C.H. Sisson presents a wide range of her work and in his biographical and critical introduction suggests fresh perspectives on it. Sisson also includes here Rossetti's long-unavailable "Maude, A Story for Girls", which was written when she was very young and gives some indication of her cast of mind and her skills as a writer of prose fiction. The character of Maude is a severe self-portrait, wry at her own expense. As Sisson says, "with any poet the starting point, social as well as literary, is worth finding out about".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780856355332
ISBN-10: 085635533X
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 120mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Fyfield Books
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christina G. Rossetti

Christina Rossetti was born in 1830 in London and educated at home. She was associated with the Pre-Raphaelites through her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Her first collection, Goblin Market and Other Poems (1862) was extremely successful and this was followed by The Prince's Progress and Other Poems (1866) and A Pageant and Other Poems (1881). She also wrote a collection of verse for children and several essays about religion. After her death in 1894, her eldest brother William, brought out a complete collection of her poetry.

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