Remember Me When I am Gone Away (Hardback)

Christina G. Rossetti

A classic and comforting sonnet that makes an ideal and thoughtful gift for a grieving friend or relative.

This moving sonnet by Christina Rossetti, one of the leading poets of the nineteenth-century Pre-Raphaelite movement, has brought comfort in bereavement to millions of people. With its message of simple remembrance without regrets, and its reassurance that it is better to 'forget and smile' than to 'remember and be sad', it brings help and comfort at a time when feelings of guilt and even bitterness can cloud the thoughts of the person left behind.
The delicate pen and ink drawings by Sam Denley perfectly highlight the reflective nature of this masterpiece of sonnet writing.

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ISBN: 9780285629417

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Christina G. Rossetti

Christina G. Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote romantic, devotional, and children's poems. 'Goblin Market' and 'Remember' remain famous. She also wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the UK: 'In the Bleak Midwinter', later set by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and 'Love Came Down at Christmas', also set by Darke and by other composers. She was a sister of the pre-Raphaelite artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti and features in several of his paintings.