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Goblin market; The prince's progress; and other poems (original 1875; edition 2007)

by Christina Georgina Rossetti

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Title:Goblin market; The prince's progress; and other poems
Authors:Christina Georgina Rossetti
Info:Teddington : Echo Library, 2007.
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Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti (1875)

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This book was quite misleading. I went expecting poems along the lines of the goblin market, malicious faeries and whimsical settings galore. Instead I get mostly depressing tidbits on death and lack of love, all of it rife with seasonal imagery. Oh, also a wave of religion inspired writings at the end. Not a big fan of that kind of stuff. I definitely need to choose my next poetry reading more carefully. ( )
  Korrick | Mar 30, 2013 |
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This omnibus collection brings Christina Rossetti's best-known works together in one volume. The "Goblin Market" is a cautionary poem about two sisters who are tempted by evil goblins with delicious fruit when they go to draw water from their well. It also features "The Prince's Progress," and works such as "Song" and "Dream Land," as well as devotionals--all filled with rich imagery and deft phrasing.… (more)

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