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Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems   By: (1830-1894)

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Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti is a remarkable collection that showcases the author's immense talent and unique perspective. Published in 1862, this book of poetry has not lost any of its power and continues to captivate readers with its lyrical verses and thought-provoking themes.

At the heart of this collection lies the celebrated and enigmatic poem, "Goblin Market." This narrative poem tells the story of two sisters, Laura and Lizzie, who become entangled in a dangerous and seductive world of goblins and forbidden fruit. With its rich symbolism and vivid imagery, "Goblin Market" explores themes of temptation, desire, and sisterhood. Rossetti's masterful use of language and rhythm brings the fantastical elements to life and envelops readers in a hauntingly beautiful world.

In addition to "Goblin Market," this collection features a variety of other poems that demonstrate Rossetti's versatility and depth. "The Prince's Progress" follows the journey of a prince through various stages of spiritual and moral growth. This allegorical poem delves into profound themes of redemption, temptation, and the struggle between good and evil. Rossetti's ability to weave complex narratives together with beautiful imagery makes this poem a standout within the collection.

Throughout the book, Rossetti's distinctive voice shines through. Her exploration of social and religious themes, as well as her ability to craft intricate narratives, showcases her profound understanding of human emotions and the human condition. The poems in this collection are carefully constructed, with each word deliberate and purposeful. Rossetti's lyrical style and evocative imagery create an immersive experience for the reader, transporting them to a world where the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur.

While some poems in this collection may be steeped in religious symbolism, readers of all backgrounds can appreciate Rossetti's exploration of universal emotions and experiences. Whether it is love, loss, or the complexities of human relationships, Rossetti's poems resonate on a deeply human level.

Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems is a stunning collection that showcases Christina Georgina Rossetti's immense talent and literary skill. With its timeless themes and captivating narratives, this book will continue to enchant readers for generations to come. Rossetti's poetry is a testament to the power of language and its ability to evoke profound emotions and provoke thought.

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The World's Classics


Goblin Market The Prince's Progress And other poems


Christina Rossetti

Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press London, Edinburgh, Glasgow New York, Toronto, Melbourne & Bombay

Christina Georgina Rossetti

Born, 38 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London, December 5, 1830 Died, 30 Torrington Square, London, December 29, 1894

'Goblin Market and other Poems' was first published in 1862, 'The Prince's Progress and other Poems' was first published in 1866. In 'The World's Classics' the contents of these two books, together with other poems, were first published in one volume in 1913.

To MY MOTHER In all reverence and love I inscribe this book



Goblin Market In the Round Tower at Jhansi, June 8, 1857 Dream Land At Home A Triad Love from the North Winter Rain Cousin Kate Noble Sisters Spring The Lambs of Grasmere, 1860 A Birthday Remember After Death An End My Dream Song ('Oh roses for the flush of youth') The Hour and the Ghost A Summer Wish An Apple Gathering Song ('Two doves upon the selfsame branch') Maude Clare Echo My Secret Another Spring A Peal of Bells Fata Morgana 'No, Thank... Continue reading book >>

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