Literature and Place
About Interreg
Main Map
Author Index
Region Index
Place Index

Rossetti, Dante

( 1828 - 1882 )





The grave long remained a place of pilgrimage with ‘one lady fainting‘...


Suffering from the effects of long-term chloral abuse and the onset of an illness which left his left side and hand paralysed, the poet and artist came to Birchington in February 1882 to convalesce in a newly built seaside bungalow lent by a friend...

Hunters Forstal

None the less, such recurrent bouts of illness, occurring near the end of his life, continued to affect Rossetti’s confidence in his artistic ability, and he turned more towards the kind of poetry he had produced in his Poems (1870), often expressing his symbolic writing in ballad form, as in 'Ballads and Sonnets' (1881)...



Database Credits PHP/Perl:James Wilson, Christian Jacobsen; Webdesign:Antony Barron; Graphics: Paul Haine
University of Kent Literature and Place Database