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Goblin Market

Goblin Market


by Christina Rossetti

Goblin Market Resources


Summary of Some Critical Voices

This page offers a brief summary of a few of the major critical interpretations of "Goblin Market."

Pre-Raphaelite Women

This site has links and information on Christina Rossetti, her mother, and her sister.

The Rossetti Archive

This is a great online resource on the works of Christina Rossetti's brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. It includes the images he drew and painted to accompany "Goblin Market."

The Victorian Web

The Victorian Web is a great source for anyone interested in 19th-century British literature. This is a link to the overview on Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market."


Adaptation of part of "Goblin Market"

This is a video of a puppet show adaptation inspired by "Goblin Market."

The Fruits of "Goblin Market"

Part of the text of "Goblin Market" is set to music with images of the fruits listed at the beginning of the poem. So if you've ever wondered what a "quince" looks like, this video's for you.


MP3 of "Goblin Market"
This is a free, downloadable MP3 of "Goblin Market."


"Golden Head by Golden Head"

This is a famous illustration for "Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti's brother, Dante Gabriel.

"Buy from Us with Golden Curl"

This is another illustration for "Goblin Market" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Christina Rossetti

This is a simple black and white portrait of Christina Rossetti

1933 Edition

This is an image of the 1933 edition of "Goblin Market" with illustrations by Arthur Rackham. You can tell it was marketed as a children's book. This particular copy is held by the library at Goucher College.


Complete etext of the poem

The University of Toronto's library provides the complete text of the poem, along with some helpful annotations and responses by Victorian critics.

"Christina Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood"

This is an introduction to Christina Rossetti's life and works by Jan Marsh.

"There is No Friend Like a Sister"

This is an article on "Goblin Market."


"Can I know it? – Nay"
This is a critical article about "Goblin Market" posted on the Victorian Web. The subtitle is "An Alternative Interpretation of Christina Rossetti's 'Goblin Market.'"

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