I was expecting either poetry that inspired the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, such as Tennyson and the English Romantic poets, or actual poetry written by the Pre-Raphaelite artists themselves. I was hoping for the poems of Elizabeth Siddal (a Pre-Raphaelite muse, artist and poet, the wife of Dante Gabriel Rossetti).
Instead, there are only five poets' work represented: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Morris, and George Meredith.
Breakdown of pages:
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Pages 1-62
Christina Rossetti: Pages 63-104
Algernon Charles Swinburne: Pages 105-154
William Morris: Pages 155-179
George Meredith: 180-186
There are 194 pages to the book, including the index. I was disappointed with the selections of poetry represented, as well. How can they anthologize Christina Rossetti and not include 'Goblin Market'?
If you're looking for a cheap edition of the poetry of Rossettis, this will service. Otherwise, of little interest.