Frances Lavinia Rossetti

Standard Name: Rossetti, Frances Lavinia

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Dedications Christina Rossetti
CR 's first collection, Verses, dedicated to her mother
Rossetti, Christina. The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti. Crump, Rebecca W.Editor , Louisiana State University Press, 1990.
3: 386
, was privately printed by her grandfather .
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. Viking, 1995.
72-3
Dedications Christina Rossetti
Speaking Likenesses, a series of didactic tales narrated by an aunt while her five nieces sew, and dedicated to CR 's mother , appeared in 1874. CR again used Macmillan , which paid her...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Rossetti
Frances Lavinia Rossetti was the English-born half-Italian daughter of Italian refugee Gaetano Polidori , a teacher and translator who had once been secretary to the Italian dramatist and poet Vittorio Alfieri . She was seventeen...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Rossetti
On 24 November 1876 CR 's sister Maria died of cancer after a painful illness. She was followed by Dante Gabriel on 9 April 1882, then by CR 's long-time friend Charles Cayley (for whom...
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...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Siddal
ES did not meet Dante Gabriel 's mother, Frances Lavinia Rossetti , until April 1855, when he introduced them. Thereafter, it was assumed that the couple were at least unofficially engaged. Ruskin seems to have...
Instructor Christina Rossetti
Christina and her siblings were educated by their mother , in reading, writing, the Bible and rudimentary French. The boys were sent to school when they were seven, while the girls continued at home. Their...
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Rossetti
Her brother William thought her second poem was one about a Chinaman (representing the mainland of China) whose pig-tail (representing Hong Kong) is cut off; this was written to celebrate Britain's victory in the...
Residence Christina Rossetti
CR and her family moved to 38 Arlington Street, Mornington Crescent, London, where her mother had purchased a day school.
Smulders, Sharon. Christina Rossetti Revisited. Twayne, 1996.
xi
Jones, Kathleen. Learning Not to Be First: The Life of Christina Rossetti. Windrush Press, 1991.
55
Residence Christina Rossetti
CR and her parents moved from London to Frome in Somerset, where Christina helped her mother to set up a new day school.
Smulders, Sharon. Christina Rossetti Revisited. Twayne, 1996.
xi
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. Viking, 1995.
143
Residence Christina Rossetti
After the marriage of her brother William , CR moved into the house of her aunts and mother at 30 Torrington Square, London.
Smulders, Sharon. Christina Rossetti Revisited. Twayne, 1996.
xii
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. Viking, 1995.
439
Textual Features Christina Rossetti
The volume, dedicated to her mother and taking from James Montgomery its epigraph—A day's march nearer home
Rossetti, Christina. Time Flies. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; E. and J. B. Young, 1902.
title page
notes for each day the observances of the Anglican Church calendar, sometimes directly engaging...
Textual Features Christina Rossetti
The lead piece, mentioned in the title, is The Months, the pageant which CR wrote in 1879, and which has had both public and private performances. It is preceded by a dedicatory sonnet to...
Textual Production Christina Rossetti
Having begun composing poetry at six, CR was eleven when she wrote her earliest preserved poem, for her mother 's birthday.
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. Viking, 1995.
33
Wealth and Poverty Christina Rossetti
This also had a drastic impact on family finances. CR 's sister Maria left the family home at about the age of seventeen to work as a residential governess, and their mother, Frances , resumed...

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