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The Life Of Christina Rossetti by Mary F. Sandars

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9481826M
ISBN 101432589075
ISBN 109781432589073

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I'm giving this book a 5 star rating (instead of a 4 star rating) because it IS well-researched and there just isn't that much available on Christina Rossetti by way of good biographies. And it is apparently difficult to separate her story from that of her brother, the artist Dante Gabriel by: An introduction to Rossetti’s life and work. Christina Rossetti () was one of the Victorian era’s greatest and most influential poets, along with Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Algernon Charles this post we offer a very short biography of Christina Rossetti, taking in the most curious and interesting aspects of her life and work. Poet Christina Rossetti was born in , the youngest child in an extraordinarily gifted family. Her father, the Italian poet and political exile Gabriele Rossetti, immigrated to England in and established a career as a Dante scholar and teacher of Italian in London. He married the half-English, half-Italian Frances Polidori in , and they had four children in quick succession: . Rossetti's mother began teaching in order to keep the family out of poverty and Maria became a live-in governess, a prospect that Christina Rossetti dreaded. At this time her brother William was working for the Excise Office and Gabriel was at art school, leading Christina's life at home to become one of increasing isolation.

Christina Rossetti was born on what is now Hallam Street in London, England in December of Her parents were intimately. connected to the arts community, specifically the realm of literature. Her father, Gabrielle Rossetti, was a poet and exile from the Italian city of Vasto in Abruzzo, and her mother, Frances Polidori, was the sister of a close friend to Lord Byron. Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December – 29 December ) was an English poet who wrote various romantic, devotional, and children's poems."Goblin Market" and "Remember" remain wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the UK: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Literary movement: Pre-Raphaelite. On December 5, , Christina Rossetti was born in London, one of four children of Italian parents. Her father was the poet Gabriele Rossetti; her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti also became a poet and a painter. Rossetti's first poems were written in and printed in her grandfather's private press. In , under the pseudonym Ellen. Christina Georgina Rossetti, one of the most important women poets writing in nineteenth-century England, was born in London December 5, , 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.

This book does not ignore the dark side of Christina Rossett's life and work -- the repression, the self-sacrifice, the illness -- but by placing that darkness within a holistic picture of the poet, both the light and the dark side of this amazing woman emerge more by: This book held my attention throughout, and I wanted to find out what made Christina Rossetti tick. The author supplies some answers, but I did find some difficulty in relating to Christina. I couldn't untangle her motivations for doing what she did. Was she scared of life? I thought perhaps she was/5. Christina Georgina Rossetti facts: The English poet Christina Georgina Rossetti () wrote poems of love, fantasy, and nature, verses for children, and devotional poetry and prose. Christina Rossetti was born on Dec. 5, , in London, the youngest of the f. Later Life and Death. The last years of Rossetti’s life were dark. He was suffering from obesity, addiction and bad eyesight. His paranoia, worsened by the consumption of chloral, was only growing and he suffered two more breakdowns in and His final collection, Ballads and Sonnets, was the last.