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Goblin Market - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham - Community Reviews back

by Christina Rossetti, Arthur Rackham
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 11 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...
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems slurped up from...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 8 years ago
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...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 8 years ago
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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