Jillian Tamaki

Folio Society: Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market & Selected Poems”

Oct 20th, 2011

I did another Folio Society book!

This one is a collection of Christina Rossetti poems. Some of you may be familiar with her most famous poem, Goblin Market. It was on my first-year University reading list anyway.

Christina Rossetti’s poetry is romantic, devotional, and often very bleak. She derived a lot of her inspiration from Nature: the seasons, harvest, and death. If you’d like to read the corresponding poems to these illustrations, they are as follows:

1-3: Goblin Market
4: The World
5: Hollow-Sounding And Mysterious
6: By the Sea
7: In an Artist’s Studio
8: Passing and Glassing

There are more illustrations in the book. You can order the book here. Here is how to join the Folio Society.