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Christina Rossetti
Birth date: December 05, 1830
Died: December 29, 1894
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 9 months ago
As I'm slowly making my way through Penguin Little Black Classics, I come across authors that are completely new to me, like Christina Rossetti. In school we skipped the Victorian literary area altogether because our teacher didn't like Dickens. (So straight from the Romantics to the First World War...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
Book themes for Winter Solstice and Yaldā Night: Read a book of poetry. Book themes for Yuletide: Read a book set in the midst of a snowy or icy winter. Holiday Book Joker as Bonus Joker: A book set on Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) Winter Solstice and Yald...
MarginMan
MarginMan rated it 5 years ago
The fourth, and final, Dover poetry anthology I am reviewing. As with the others, it is an easily portable, inexpensive book. Includes work by 58 poets. Ten were born before 1600, another six in the 17th century, twelve in the 18th century, and two in the 20th century. So 28 were born in the 19th c...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 6 years ago
Another classic that I hadn't read for many, many years. While generally I appreciate authors who are loath to have their work read as allegory, this is too clear to be denied. The message I get out of this? "While men may be very tempting, it's generally safer to have sex with other women before ma...
Projections of a Bibliophiles Mind
Beautifully written poem that deals with the subject of purity and temptation in the Victorian era. In my opinion this poem is a slight parallel of Eve and her fall from grace when she was tempted by the snake. Purity was an important virtue during the 1800s, so the fruit (instead of representing kn...
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