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Published: 21 August 2018

240 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198723691

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Christina Rossetti

Poetry, Ecology, Faith

Emma Mason

Spiritual Lives

  • Provides an absorbing biography of renowned nineteenth-century poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
  • Argues that her poetry, diaries, letters, and devotional commentaries are engaged with contemporary theological debate
  • Shows that Rossetti's works forge a phenomenological way into spirituality through a style that poetically captures the experience of faith
  • Explains that this phenomenological style provides a key to understanding Rossetti's spirituality
  • Considers key details of her life, including her role as carer to her father; her association with the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood and other prominent Victorian intellectuals; her charity work; and her own struggles with ill health