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Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Poems and Translation 1850-1870

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Rossetti is one of those Victorian poets whose star has never faded, and much of whose work bears repeated re-reading. The sonnet entitled A SUPERSCRIPTION is one of the greatest ever written in English; and JENNY is one of the most un-Victorian poems about prostitution you could hope to come across, being unsentimental and affectionate at one and the same time. THE BLESSED DAMOZEL is probably read nowadays more out of duty than for pleasure, though lovers of the Pre-Raphaelites will continue to admire it at a distance. But this volume is full of surprises, most of them enjoyable. While never reaching the heights achieved by his even more talented sister, Rossetti is still a considerable literary figure in his own right. This is a handy and elegant little volume. One shakily inscribed inscription in ink from 'Mumsie' on the inner front endpaper, and several faintly pencilled marginalia, easily rubbed out.

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Author(s):
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
482
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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Rossetti is one of those Victorian poets whose star has never faded, and much of whose work bears repeated re-reading. The sonnet entitled A SUPERSCRIPTION is one of the greatest ever written in English; and JENNY is one of the most un-Victorian poems about prostitution you could hope to come across, being unsentimental and affectionate at one and the same time. THE BLESSED DAMOZEL is probably read nowadays more out of duty than for pleasure, though lovers of the Pre-Raphaelites will continue to admire it at a distance. But this volume is full of surprises, most of them enjoyable. While never reaching the heights achieved by his even more talented sister, Rossetti is still a considerable literary figure in his own right. This is a handy and elegant little volume. One shakily inscribed inscription in ink from 'Mumsie' on the inner front endpaper, and several faintly pencilled marginalia, easily rubbed out.

Author(s):
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
482
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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