Rossetti’s poems weave connections between love and death, triumph and loss, heavenly joys and earthly pleasures.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
This collection brings together fantasy poems, such as Goblin Market, and terrifyingly vivid verses for children, love lyrics and sonnets, and the vast body of her devotional poetry.
The directness and clarity of her lyrics still have the power to startle us with their truth and beauty.
With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
A captivating collection of enduring verse by one of the Victorian era’s most beloved poetsRossetti is unique among Victorian poets for the sheer range of her subject matter and the variety of her verse form.
Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
A bestselling author and leading expert on the Catholic priesthood, Msgr.
Rossetti forges a renewed theology of priestly blessing, encouraging his brother priests to embrace the habit of blessing people, objects, and events.
In The Priestly Blessing, Rossetti urges priests to boldly and frequently embrace this ancient practice because of their unique calling.
He also explores the various types of blessing, such as praise of God, the invocation of special benefit from God, and being consecrated to God.
In this provocative and inspirational book he shows how the blessing is integral to the identity of priests and crucial to the spiritual wellbeing of all the faithful.
Rossetti traces the history of blessing in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Stephen Rossetti fears that many priests shy away from blessing people and objects because of a lack of awareness of the rich tradition of Church blessings and a deficit in training for this important pastoral practice.
The Priestly Blessing also helps priests reflect on what saints and mystics have taught about blessing as a vital activity of the Church, and outlines connections between Catholic sacramental theology, the practice of priestly blessing, and the Catholic understanding of creation that helps make sense of priests blessing objects and animals.
Later on, the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and the great Belgian Symbolist Fernand Khnopff were inspired by Rossetti’s enigmatic verses.
The intensity of her vision, her colloquial style, and the lyrical quality of her verse still speak powerfully to us today, while her striking imagery has always inspired artists.
She sat for the face of Christ in William Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World, while both John Everett Millais and Frederick Sandys illustrated her poetry.
The first art book to explore Rossetti’s art and poetry together, including her own artworks, illustrations to her writing, and art inspired by her Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) is among the greatest of English Victorian poets.
Rossetti lived in an exceptionally visual environment: her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was the leading member of the avant-garde Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and she became a favorite model for the group.
This engaging book explores the full artistic context of Rossetti’s life and poetry: her own complicated attitude to pictures; the many portraits of her by artists, including her brother, John Brett, and Lewis Carroll; her own intriguing and virtually unknown drawings; and the wealth of visual images inspired by her words.
‘The mystery of Life, the mystery Of Death, I see Darkly as in a glass.
She writes of the world’s beauty, but fears that it may be deceptive, even deadly.
Her poems are restrained, even secretive, but they seek nothing less than the mystery of Life and Death.
Those poems which Rossetti published, and those which she withheld from publication, are here brought together in chronological order, allowing the reader to observe her poetic trajectory.
It brings together the fullest range of Rossetti’s poetry and prose in one volume, and is an indispensable introduction to this entrancing writer.
‘ Christina Rossetti (1830-94) is perhaps the most contradictory of the great Victorian poets.
She is a religious poet, but much of her work is driven by uncertainty.
This edition also records the major revisions made by Rossetti when preparing her poems for publication.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.
This edition contains Rossetti’s strongest and most distinctive work: poetry (including ‘Goblin Market’, ‘The Prince’s Progress’, and the sonnet sequence ‘Monna Innominata’), stories (including the complete text of Maude), devotional prose (with nearly fifty entries from the ‘reading diary’ Times Flies), and personal letters.
Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
One of Victorian England’s most flamboyant artists, Rossetti painted and wrote with equal passion.
The melodrama of Rossetti’s life, darkened by rumors of suicide, adultery, and addiction, has often overshadowed his striking accomplishments as a painter.
It also provides a clear and candid account of the artist that carefully untangles fact from myth.
Family reminiscences from Rossetti’s great-grandniece, Helen Guglielmini, provide an engaging complement to Dr.
Composed of luscious reproductions, telling details, and graceful ornamentation, this was the first illustrated monograph devoted to the uniquely talented Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
This ardor extended to his personal life, and often art and life intermingled as he immortalized his many loves in voluptuous and provocative images.
This evocative portrayal of his life and his art vividly captures the lush colors, elaborate narratives, and sheer magnetism of his canvases.
This lavishly illustrated monograph, with its luxurious design and captivating text, follows Rossetti’s life and art from his youth to his death, and brings to life a charming, extravagantly talented artist.
Chronicling Rossetti’s career from his early achievements as a founder of the tremendously influential Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood to the grandly unorthodox images of his final years, author Alicia Craig Faxon skillfully weaves in quotes from the artist and his contemporaries, bringing to life Rossetti’s charisma and creativity.