William Michael Rossetti

Standard Name: Rossetti, William Michael


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Dedications Katharine Tynan
KT 's second poetry volume, Shamrocks (dedicated to William and Christina Rossetti ), was said to be one of the earliest attempts to make use of Ossianic material in Anglo-Irish poetry.
Boyd, Ernest. Ireland’s Literary Renaissance. Grant Richards.
Tynan, Katharine. Shamrocks. Kegan Paul, Trench.
Yeats, W. B. Letters to Katharine Tynan. Editor McHugh, Roger, Clonmore and Reynolds.
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Family and Intimate relationships Christina Rossetti
CR 's brothers Dante Gabriel and William Michael were respectively two years and one year older than she was, and were respectively a painter and poet, and a civil servant and literary critic. Their relationship...
Family and Intimate relationships Ford Madox Ford
Christina Rossetti was his aunt, and her brothers his uncles, through the marriage of William Michael Rossetti .
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Rossetti
Major upheavals in the family took place from about 1872. CR 's brother Gabriel became paranoid and suicidal on the negative reception of his Poems (1870), and the next year William announced his upcoming marriage...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Rossetti
CR 's father, Gabriele , died the month after the family were reunited in the house of his younger son, William Michael .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Family and Intimate relationships Dante Gabriel Rossetti
His father was the Italian political exile Gabriele Pasquale Guiseppe Rossetti . His mother, born Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori , was half-Italian. He had an elder sister, Maria Francesca , and two younger siblings who...
Friends, Associates Mathilde Blind
Other important friends include Dr Louis Mond , the American Moncure Conway (who had lost a position at Harvard for preaching against slavery), Richard Garnett (who began calling her by her first name in 1870)...
Friends, Associates Anna Steele
Through her youngest sister AS met many key figures of the day, including Irish Home-Rule leader Charles Stewart Parnell (Katherine O'Shea's long-term lover and eventual husband), and Justin McCarthy , novelist and Irish Home-Rule MP...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Barrett Browning
During their visits to London, the Brownings socialised with such prominent figures as John Ruskin , Jane and Thomas Carlyle , Alfred Tennyson , Dante Gabriel and William Michael Rossetti , and Charles Kingsley ....
Friends, Associates Algernon Charles Swinburne
After leaving Eton , he met Lady Pauline and Walter Trevelyan , who became longtime friends and supporters. At Oxford he was first introduced to the Pre-Raphaelites , and he forged friendships with Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Friends, Associates Michael Field
While in Paris, they lunched with Anna Swanwick , who introduced them to Holman Hunt and his wife . On the same trip they met William Michael Rossetti .
Field, Michael, and William Rothenstein. Works and Days. Editors Moore, Thomas Sturge and D. C. Sturge Moore, J. Murray.
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Friends, Associates Augusta Webster
She made her entry into the city's literary circles with the assistance of Theodore Watts , later Theodore Watts-Dunton, who was a great supporter of her work and later a colleague at the Athenæum...
Friends, Associates Augusta Webster
Vernon Lee described in a diary entry attending a housewarming party at the Websters' in Hammersmith: An enormous crush, of ill-dressed, eccentric literary pumps. I spoke to Wm Rossetti , Watts , Sharp ...
Friends, Associates A. Mary F. Robinson
Her parents, who were the friends of many literary and artistic people, introduced her to an impressive social circle. Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning , William Michael Rossetti , Thomas Hardy , Walter Pater ,...
Health Christina Rossetti
There were certainly physical symptoms, but some have suggested that she was subject also to depression or hysteria. The illness, or perhaps the mental distress, was serious enough to interrupt her preparation for confirmation. Her...


: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded...

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The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in rebellion against the constraints and techniques of art as practised by the Royal Academy .

1864-1867: The Reader, a weekly Review of Literature,...

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The Reader, a weekly Review of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Roos, David A. “The Aims and Intentions of Nature”. Victorian Science and Victorian Values: Literary Perspectives, edited by James Paradis and Thomas Postlewait, New York Academy of Sciences, pp. 159-80.

Spring 1874: Artist Lucy Madox Brown married art critic...

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Spring 1874

Artist Lucy Madox Brown married art critic William Michael Rossetti , in a joining of Pre-Raphaelite minds and hearts.

28 September 1883: A meeting of authors, chaired by Walter Besant,...

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28 September 1883

A meeting of authors, chaired by Walter Besant , gathered to found the Company of Authors, later the Society of Authors , to improve the earning prospects of writers and lobby for copyright protection.


Rossetti, William Michael, and Augusta Webster. “Introductory Note”. Mother and Daughter, Macmillan, 1895, pp. 11-14.
Rossetti, Christina, and William Michael Rossetti. Maude. Editor Crump, Rebecca W., J. Bowden, 1897.
Rossetti, Christina. “Memoir; Notes”. The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti, edited by William Michael Rossetti, Norwood, 1979, pp. xlv - lxxi; 459.
Webster, Augusta, and William Michael Rossetti. Mother and Daughter. Macmillan, 1895.
Rossetti, Christina. New Poems. Editor Rossetti, William Michael, Macmillan, 1896.
Rossetti, William Michael, editor. Ruskin: Rossetti: Preraphaelitism. George Allen, 1899.
Rossetti, William Michael. Some Reminiscences of William Michael Rossetti. AMS Press, 1970.
Rossetti, Christina. The Family Letters of Christina Georgina Rossetti. Editor Rossetti, William Michael, Haskell House, 1968.
Rossetti, Christina. The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti. Editor Rossetti, William Michael, Macmillan, 1904.