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Goblin Market
Goblin Market | Christina Rossetti
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'She kissed and kissed her with a hungry mouth' A selection of Rossetti's most famous poems, from the hallucinatory 'Goblin Market' to 'In the bleak mid-winter' Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Christina Rossetti (1830-1894). Rossetti's The Complete Poems is available in Penguin Classics.
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MySharonaK
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Goblin Market is a beautiful, unique narrative poem. I had to read it for my degree but fell in love with it, and I keep going back to it

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 6mo
MySharonaK @Eggs thank you! 🌸 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks
Goblin Market | Christina Rossetti
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ephemeralwaltz I love this 👏👏 Studied it during my degree. 14mo
Joy0201 One of my all time favorite poems. I like to revisit it now and then. Just beautiful. 14mo
vkois88 👍👍👍 14mo
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Weaponxgirl
Goblin Market | Christina Rossetti
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The lovely @Sorceryandswords sent this to me and I plan to read it alongside this biography of Christina Rossetti that I already owned when I get a chance.
Love when I can pair with a #virago! #jbuk
Thank you so much

Sophoclessweetheart You‘re welcome darling! I love Rossetti too! 🖤🖤 1y
kaysworld1 I haven't read that one added it to my list x 1y
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toastyfrog
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I rarely see the complete Goblin Market poem so when I found these little books at half price books, I picked them up to enjoy. I loved Christina Rossetti but I was indifferent to Emily Bronte. I'm not a huge poetry lover so sometimes poetry just doesn't resonate with me.

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Katiesbookishlife
Goblin Market | Christina Rossetti
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A new little book of poetry. Does anyone else like poetry ? I certainly love some poems but quite often I am underwhelmed by most poetry I read, especially some modern poetry. But I always try and push myself to read more because every once and awhile I come across a poem that is just so awesome and spellbinding that I fall in love with the genre all over again.

Libby1 I‘ve recently enjoyed Carol Ann Duffy‘s work. She is the current UK poet laureate. Which poets have been your favourites? 2y
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Brie
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Victorian poet Rossetti's dark and inventive verses touching on themes of death and love. Very bleak in some places but also quite lovely. I especially enjoyed the title poem, with its feminist take on the "fallen woman" trope and triumph of sisterly love. Illustration by Arthur Rackham.

Mariposa_Bookworm My favorite episode of Doctor Who, "Midnight" alludes to this poem. The frenzy associated with the fruit is similar to the frenetic behavior of the characters in the episode. 2y
Brie @Mariposa_Bookworm Cool, I'll have to check that episode out. 2y
kspenmoll Thank you for reminding me of this; read it a few years back.❤️ 2y
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llwheeler
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Breakfast and continuing my reread of Rossetti. No real #Litsypartyofone action for me til later today though - market and chores in the morning then hanging out with my stepsister and nephew this aft (baby snuggles! 😍)

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llwheeler
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Day 23 #readingwomenmonth - 19th century authors. Poked around in my BritLit texts from uni to get ideas for this prompt and remembered that I really enjoyed Christina Rossetti's poems. Rereading the section on her now - and learned that she wrote the carol In the Bleak Mid-Winter! One of my favourites. (picture is from the poem Goblin Market, in The Longman Anthology of British Literature Volume B)

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llwheeler
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My #LitsyPartyofOne start is momentarily delayed as Callie-cat is being very helpful...

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ephemeralwaltz
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More #fruit by Christina Rossetti in "Goblin Market"
#MayBookFlowers ❤???????
@RealLifeReading

MayJasper Lovely pic 😊 3y
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Sneakybea
Goblin Market | Christina Rossetti
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Not the same edition but look at the beautiful book I helped kickstart!

Joybishoptx Oh wow! I love this! How do I get one? 3y
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Simona
Goblin Market | Christina Rossetti
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Beautiful poem Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti.

#12daysofxmasphoto #carols

saresmoore ❤️ Rossetti 3y
SharonGoforth ❤️❤️ 3y
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ocdIrene
Goblin Market | Christina Rossetti
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I cannot handle horror stories, but I remember reading this collection for a class. Several of Rossetti's poems creeped me out! #CreepyCovers

Redwritinghood I love this one. Also check out Laini Taylor's story collection Lips Touch: Three Times. One of the stories is inspired by this poem. 3y
ocdIrene @Redwritinghood Just added to my Goodreads TBR shelf. These three stories all look fantastic! Thanks for the suggestion. I may have to reread Rossetti. It's been years since she first freaked me out🙂 3y
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HotCocoaReads
Goblin Market | Christina Rossetti
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We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?

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Kalalalatja
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This was a lovely introduction ti Rossetti's work, and I especially loved "Goblin Market". The collection is full of whimsical, fairytale-like poems that made me glad and a little sad at the same time.

Bookgirl One of my favorite poems! 3y
Kalalalatja @Bookgirl I understand you! I have read it five times today because I can't let it go 😄 3y
Bookgirl @Kalalalatja I read it years ago and it has stuck with me. I love rereading it every now and then. 3y
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Jeanette
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Jeanette
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An all-time favorite.

brendanmleonard I haven't heard of this but I love that title! 3y
Jeanette @brendanmleonard it's a Victorian poem-slash-fairy tale and it is brilliant 3y
brendanmleonard I like all of those things. 3y
kaitlyn I love Arthur Rackham's cover for this and an awesome poem :) 3y
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Simona
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I broke book spine just to share 😢

SGJ Thank you. 4y
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Simona
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LBC for weekend.

Lylah I actually really liked the feel of this poem but the blatant metaphor for "don't have sex, kids!" was too humorous for me to take it seriously. 4y
Simona I read that C.Rossetti "insisted her whole life, that it was a children's poem" ... so in that light, blatant metaphor is understandable ?. @Lylah 4y
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