Publication of Goblin Market with illustrations by Christina's brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Christina Rossetti is best known today for her long narrative poem "Goblin Market," published in 1862 with two illustrations by her artist brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  The illustration above shows the sisters together after Laura has been tempted, and the frontispiece shows Laura gorging on forbidden fruits with Lizzie looking back at her but walking away from temptation.  The poem has been illustrated variously as a children's tale and as an erotic work, but the first illustrations grew out of the original collaboration from the Rossetti siblings. 

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