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Sonnets from the Portuguese

Sonnets from the Portuguese( )
Author: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
ISBN:978-1-5175-6398-1
Publication Date:Sep 2015
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $6.95
Book Description:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era. In the 1830s Elizabeth's cousin John Kenyon introduced her to prominent literary figures of the day such as William Wordsworth, Mary Russell Mitford, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alfred Tennyson and Thomas Carlyle. Her first adult collection, The Seraphim and Other Poems, was published in 1838. During this time she contracted a disease, possibly tuberculosis, which weakened her further. Living at...
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Book Details
Pages:50
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.12 Inches
Book Weight:0.28 Pounds
Author Biography
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (Author)
Elizabeth Barrett was born in Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England, in 1806. Most of her childhood was spent on her father's estate, reading the classics and writing poetry. An injury to her spine when she was fifteen, the shock of her brother's death by drowning in 1840 and an ogre-like father made her life dark. But she read and wrote, and no little volume of verse ever produced a richer return than her Poems of 1844. Robert Browning read the poems, liked them, and came to her rescue like Prince Charming in the fairy story. Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning were married on September 12, 1846.

Barrett Browning's enduring fame has rested on two works-Poems (1850), containing Sonnets from the Portuguese, and Aurora Leigh (1857). The former is a celebration of woman as man's other half and the latter is a celebration of woman's potential to stand on her own. During the Edwardian and later periods, it was Sonnets from the Portuguese that embodied Barrett Browning. Since the rise of feminism, it has been Aurora Leigh. More recently, a third side of Barrett Browning has been revealed: the incisive critical and political commentator, seen in her letters.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning died in Florence, Italy, in 1861.

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