Bloom, Harold, ed. Christina Rossetti. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2004. This collection contains essays on poetic fantasy, “Goblin Market,” and the influence that Christina and Dante Rossetti had on each other.
Chapman, Alison. The Afterlife of Christina Rossetti. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000. Analyzes Rossetti’s work and considers the history of her reception.
Charles, Edna Kotin. Christina Rossetti: Critical Perspectives, 1862-1982. Selinsgrove, Pa.: Susquehanna University Press, 1985. Shows how literary criticism has changed in the last 120 years and how these changing attitudes have affected the way in which Rossetti’s poems are perceived. Many nineteenth century reviewers concentrated on her religious poems, whereas modern critics focus on her works of fantasy.
Clifford, David, and Laurence Roussillon, eds. Outsiders Looking In: The Rossettis Then and Now. London: Anthem Press, 2004. Essays on the Rossettis, including Christina, that examine aspects of their lives and works.
Hassett, Constance W. Christina Rossetti: The Patience of Style. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2005. This analysis of the works of Rossetti examines questions of desire in “Goblin Market,” and looks at her sonnets and Verses (1893).
Jones, Kathleen. Learning Not to Be First: The Life of Christina Rossetti. Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England: Windrush, 1991. An illuminating biography of Rossetti, both product and victim of the Victorian era’s social and religious standards. Includes bibliography and index.
Marsh, Jan. Christina Rossetti: A Writer’s Life. New York: Viking Press, 1995. A biography that explains Rossetti’s recurrent bouts of depression, traces her ties to London’s literati, and discusses her place in the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Mayberry, Katherine J. Christina Rossetti and the Poetry of Discovery. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989. Mayberry maintains that Rossetti was a meticulous professional writer and not merely a talented amateur. She argues that Rossetti wrote about her role as a woman and therefore was an early feminist. Includes an index and a bibliography.
Roe, Dinah. Christina Rossetti’s Faithful Imagination: The Devotional Poetry and Prose. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. An analysis of Rossetti’s poetry that focuses on the devotional works, which are often ignored in critiques of her work.
Rosenblum, Dolores. Christina Rossetti: The Poetry of Endurance. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. Rosenblum is the first to analyze thoroughly the text of Rossetti’s poetry in the light of the new feminist criticism. She especially examines the significance of “Goblin Market,” the themes of which are central to all Rossetti’s works.