HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Author photo. Portrait of Christina Rossetti, by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Public domain ; Wikipedia)

Portrait of Christina Rossetti, by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Public domain ; Wikipedia)

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
4,002 (13,865)1575,520 (3.97)31
Goblin Market 650 copies, 14 reviews
Goblin Market and Other Poems 643 copies, 9 reviews
The Complete Poems 482 copies, 2 reviews
Rossetti: Poems 219 copies, 2 reviews
Poems and Prose 161 copies, 1 review
Sing-Song 150 copies, 1 review
Poems (Everyman Poetry) 74 copies, 1 review
What Can I Give Him? (Author) 44 copies, 2 reviews
Color: A Poem 37 copies
Wombat 36 copies
What Is Pink? 31 copies
Christina's Carol 30 copies, 1 review
Blooming Beneath the Sun 22 copies, 3 reviews
Verses 15 copies
Maude 12 copies
Commonplace 9 copies
Love Poems 8 copies
Florilegio 4 copies
Poems 2 copies
Mix a Pancake 2 copies, 1 review
The Poetry 1 copy
Healing Poetry 1 copy, 1 review
Sonnets 1 copy
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Contributor) 1,118 copies, 9 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 863 copies, 7 reviews
Favorite Poems of Childhood (Contributor) 702 copies, 1 review
The Nation's Favourite Poems (Author, some editions) 581 copies, 7 reviews
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Contributor) 487 copies, 11 reviews
The Victorian Fairytale Book (Contributor) 424 copies, 3 reviews
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (Contributor) 279 copies
In the Nursery (My Book House) (Contributor) 252 copies
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (Contributor) 216 copies, 2 reviews
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Contributor) 122 copies, 3 reviews
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (Contributor) 107 copies, 1 review
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Contributor) 100 copies, 1 review
Poems Between Women (Contributor) 87 copies
Beastly Verse (Contributor) 71 copies, 7 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (Contributor) 60 copies
The Virago Book of Christmas (Contributor) 51 copies, 1 review
Victorian Love Stories: An Oxford Anthology (Contributor) 46 copies, 1 review
A Golden Land (Contributor) 37 copies
Images of Beauty (Contributor) 37 copies, 1 review
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Classic Hymns & Carols (Contributor) 13 copies
In the bleak midwinter (Author) 11 copies, 1 review
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (Contributor) 7 copies
Poetry anthology (Contributor, some editions) 6 copies
Teen-Age Treasury for Girls (Contributor) 5 copies, 1 review
Evergreen Stories (Contributor) 4 copies
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
In The Bleak Midwinter (Author) 2 copies
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Christina Rossetti's popularity grew after her death and she is now considered one of the leading English Victorian poets. She was born in London, one of four children of aristocratic Italian parents who had emigrated to the UK after her father Gabriele Rossetti was forced into political exile. At age 12, she wrote her first poems, which were printed in the private press of her grandfather. In 1850, under the pseudonym "Ellen Alleyne," she contributed seven poems to the Pre-Raphaelite journal The Germ, founded by her brother William Michael Rossetti and his friends. By the 1880s, Christina had become an invalid from recurring bouts of thyroid disease, which ended her attempts to work as a governess. However, she continued to write. In 1891, Christina apparently developed cancer, and died three years later. Her work influenced that of other writers such as Virginia Woolf, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Philip Larkin. Although not a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Christina was engaged for a time to the painter James Collinson, who was a founder of that group with her brothers Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Michael, and she sat as a model for several of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's most famous paintings.
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Christina Rossetti's book Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Member ratings

Average: (3.97)
0.5 1
1 12
1.5 4
2 47
2.5 5
3 252
3.5 44
4 491
4.5 47
5 366

Author pictures (2)

   

(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Christina Rossetti is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Christina Rossetti is composed of 11 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 177,091,687 books! | Top bar: Always visible