Christina Rossetti: A Divided Life, by Georgina Battiscombe
Hardcover in good condition.
First U.S. edition. Biography of this 19th century poet. With information on William Morris, Whistler, Swinburne and the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Battiscombe reinforces the point that Rossetti's early love poems are based on the experience of literature rather than of life. Her work was profoundly influenced by Dante.