Experience the temptation, pleasure, punishment, and redemption of Christina Rossetti's brilliant poetic masterpiece in this classic keepsake edition, gorgeously illustrated with Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Christina's brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Published in 1862, this phantasmagoric tale... show more
Experience the temptation, pleasure, punishment, and redemption of Christina Rossetti's brilliant poetic masterpiece in this classic keepsake edition, gorgeously illustrated with Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Christina's brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Published in 1862, this phantasmagoric tale of two maidens seduced by lewd goblin men provides a startling glimpse into the depths of the Victorian psyche. Full color throughout.
Publish date: 1997-10-01
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pages no: 69
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Fairy Tales
, 19th Century
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...
Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems slurped up from...
I'm not sure I understand it. It's a simple story: Two sisters, Lizzie and Laura, and Laura is tempted to try the delicious fruits sole by the goblin-men who are animal-like. In exchange for a lock of her hair the goblin men give her all the most delicious fruits, quite a long list, and she eats, bu...
I do get around to almost every book recommended to me. It might take me a year, but I will get there. So, thanks El! This poem was a ton of fun! I especially liked the part where the nubile young woman sucks nectar off her sister's neck. I was all, "Aw yeah! High five!" But I was alone, so I had to...
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