Exploring the Parallels between Christina Rossetti’s Literary and Somatic Expressions of Graves’ Disease

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), a Victorian poet, was always plagued by poor health, and her mid-life episode of life-threatening illness (1870-1872) when she suffered from Graves’ illness provides an illuminating case study of the ways in which poetry and prose can represent illness. Rossetti, her relatives, and her doctors understood the disease of Graves as a…
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October 9, 2020 0