Goblin Market ~ A Sensual Gothic Fantasy (Illustrated) (Wonderland Imprint Maser Editions)
(This title belongs to the WONDERLAND IMPRINTS MASTER EDITION series. Master Editions are deluxe illustrated e-books featuring essays, annotations and additional material, celebrating the finest and most compelling works of classic fiction.)By far the most sensuous and erotic of dark Victorian... show more
(This title belongs to the WONDERLAND IMPRINTS MASTER EDITION series. Master Editions are deluxe illustrated e-books featuring essays, annotations and additional material, celebrating the finest and most compelling works of classic fiction.)By far the most sensuous and erotic of dark Victorian fantasies, Christina Rossetti’s GOBLIN MARKET is an enchanting and disturbing tale of innocence, temptation, sexual indulgence and the quest for redemption. Two sisters, Laura and Lizzie, are tempted by the sweet forbidden fruits of the goblin men. One shies away, the other indulges and falls into a sinister world of violence, greed, dominance and black desire. Can a sister’s love save the fallen from an eternity of slavery among the goblin men? Fascinating, haunting and bold in its forthright sincerity, GOBLIN MARKET is a tale you will forever remember. This Wonderland Imprints edition exclusively features the full lyric tale by Christina Rossetti, two period prose interpretations of the tale, and a beautiful suite of Pre-Raphaelite illustrations.
Publish date: September 22nd 2012
Publisher: Wonderland Imprints
Pages no: 91
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Fairy Tales
, 19th Century
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...
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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...
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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