By Jan Marsh
'Jan Marsh's booklet is the easiest researched and fullest biography of Rossetti we've but had.' Fiona MacCarthy, New York assessment of Books
'Although by no means officially a part of the Pre-Raphaelite poetic tuition, which integrated her brother Gabriel, William Morris, and Algernon Swinburne, Christina Rossetti has constantly been associated with it. [Jan Marsh] offers complete awareness to either the person and her certain number of marvelous and devotional poetry... Marsh delineates an beautiful individual whereas reading her adolescent frightened breakdown, abortive engagement to a lapsed Catholic painter, annoyed love for an absentminded student, and relationships along with her religious yet hearty sister, Maria, and along with her brothers... The author's regular, sympathetic direction via Rossetti's divided lifestyles permits readers to delve into the serious and unique self so much totally expressed in her poetry.' Kirkus Review
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