Goblin Market Book - illustrated art book by Omar Rayyan - Rossetti - poem - graphic novel - literature - fantasy

Goblin Market Book - illustrated art book by Omar Rayyan - Rossetti - poem - graphic novel - literature - fantasy

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  • Materials: hardcover book

“We must not look at goblin men,
We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?”
“Come buy,” call the goblins
Hobbling down the glen...

"Goblin Market" was written by Christina Rossetti and first published in 1862. The poem is teeming with imagery and symbolism, true to the nature of the Pre-Raphaelite era in which it was written. It is about two sisters, Laura and Lizzie, who are enticed by the calls of the goblin merchants, who sell fruits in fantastic abundance, variety and flavor. Laura succumbs to the temptation of the forbidden fruits, and Lizzie tries to help her fallen sister.

This book is a personal project of mine, the product of many years work, an opportunity to explore the imagery found in Rossetti's poem. I squeezed painting time in between my regular commercial obligations, and slowly amassed a large collection of images. The time finally arrived to assemble these images into a coherent presentation to share with the world, and the result is this fine "Goblin Market" book.

100 drawings and watercolor paintings packed into 88 full-color pages.
10x12 inches, hardcover with a printed dust jacket and an introduction written by Charles Vess.

•Book is signed by artist Omar Rayyan.
•For an additional price, I can do a sketch on the first page, just choose the "signed and sketch" option.


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COPYRIGHT INFO
All Copyright of art displayed belongs to Omar Rayyan. Please do not copy, distribute, reproduce or use my work without my permission.

Purchases of artwork, prints, or other merchandise do not entitle the buyer to reproductive rights.

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Lynn Jones May 12, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Oh my ever-loving stars, is this a beautiful book! Omar's artwork is lush and gorgeous, and his hand-written text of Rosetti's poem is a delight to read. I love his signature on the title page--it is artful in and of itself. Book was carefully packaged, so it arrived in immaculate condition. It also arrived very quickly. Thank you so much! I will definitely purchase more of Omar's artwork in the the months to come.

Annabelle Apr 16, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Paid £30 for shipping and my wallet is crying but it's so worth it!! Arrived quickly and in perfect condition. The book is bigger than I thought which was a nice surprise and the illustrations are so so beautiful. The photos don't really do it justice - the colours are really vivid in real life and the glossy paper really makes everything pop more.

S Edwards Oct 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful book. I was so happy with the illustration I paid extra for and am so glad I did. Super fast shipping and well packed too.

Ci Marie Sep 25, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this book for the illustrations and was not disappointed! Beautifully illustrated! It shipped quickly, was packaged securely, and arrived in mint condition! Thank you!