POEMS. Christina G. Rossetti.


Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1904. Author's edition, revised and Enlarged. Cloth. 1904 Author's edition. A Very Good copy. 8vo., xi, 321 pp. Red cloth with gilt titles. Spine slightly sunned. Private Maine library markings, mostly deaquisition stamps and gift book plate. Very Good. Item #26880

Rossetti’s poetry has never disappeared from view. Critical interest in Rossetti’s poetry swelled in the final decades of the twentieth century, a resurgence largely impelled by the emergence of feminist criticism; much of this commentary focuses on gender issues in her poetry and on Rossetti as a woman poet. In Rossetti’s lifetime opinion was divided over whether she or Elizabeth Barrett Browning was the greatest female poet of the era; in any case, after Browning’s death in 1861 readers and critics saw Rossetti as the older poet’s rightful successor.

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