In this selection C.H. Sisson presents a wide range of her work and in his biographical and critical introduction suggests fresh perspectives on it. Sisson also includes here Rossetti's long-unavailable "e;Maude, A Story for Girls"e;, which was written when she was very young and gives some indication of her cast of mind and her skills as a writer of prose fiction. The character of Maude is a severe self-portrait, wry at her own expense. As Sisson says, "e;with any poet the starting point, social as well as literary, is worth finding out about"e;.
Selected Poems: Christina G. Rossetti
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