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Sonnets from the Portuguese
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
0486270521
Feb 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Famed series of 44 love poems written to the poet’s husband, Robert Browning, plus a selection of poems dealing with religion, art, social problems and political events. These include "Consolation," "The Cry of the Human," "A Curse for a Nation," "The Forced Recruit," "To Flush, My Dog," and others. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines.


How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life
Mameve Medwed
0060831197
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Suffering a bout of mid-30s inertia, Abby Randolph, a Harvard dropout– cum–struggling antiques dealer, has all but given up on herself. Her mother perished a year earlier in an earthquake in India. Her childhood love and ex-fiancé has penned a tell-all novel exposing Abby's awkward childhood, troubled adolescence and thwarted foray into academia. With a litany of insulting confessions, her most recent boyfriend leaves her for another woman. But when a colleague suggests she take the porcelain chamber pot left to her by her mother onto the TV program Antiques Roadshow—where experts tell her it belonged to the poet of the novel's title—fantastic pipe dreams of uncovering treasure materialize. The pot's pedigree sets in motion a series of misadventures, forcing Abby to get in gear and...


Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
0312097514
Aug 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints-I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!-and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Bloomsbury Poetry Classics are selections from the work of some of our greatest poets. The series is aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no critical or explanatory apparatus. This can be found elsewhere. In the series the poems introduce themselves, on an uncluttered page and in a format that is both attractive and convenient. The selections have been made by the distinguished poet, critic, and biographer Ian Hamilton.


Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Peter Washington (Editor)
1400040221
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning are without parallel in the nineteenth century: celebrated poets, they became equally famous for their marriage. Still popular more than a century after their deaths, their poetry vividly reflects the unique nature of their relationship.

This collection presents the Brownings’ work in the context of their lives: the early years and their initial friendship, their courtship and marriage, the fifteen happy years they spent living in Italy until Elizabeth’s death. Whether in short poems such as Elizabeth’s “Hector in the Garden” and Robert’s “Natural Magic,” or in extracts from longer works such as Aurora Leigh and Pauline, the great themes they shared are all represented: love, marriage, illicit passion,...


Aurora Leigh
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
0915864851
Sept 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
Aurora Leigh, now available in the first critically edited and fully annotated edition for almost a century, is the foremost example of the mid-nineteenth century poem of contemporary life. It is an amazing verse novel which provides a panoramic view of the early Victorian age in London. The
dominant presence in the work however, is the narrator Aurora Leigh, as she develops her ideas on art, love, God, the "Woman Question", and society. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The Merriam-Webster Encylopedia of Literature
Novel in blank verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, published in 1857. The first-person narrative, which comprises some 11,000 lines, tells of the heroine's childhood and youth in Italy and England, her self-education in her father's...


Flush: A Biography
Virginia Woolf
0156319527
October 1976
Paperback
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
John Henry Ingram
0838317227
February 1974
Library Binding
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Book Description
The first important biographical and critical study of Elizabeth Barrett Browning ever published.THIS TITLE IS CITED AND RECOMMENDED BY: Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature.


Aurora Leigh and Other Poems
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
0140434127
Mar 1996
Paperback
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John Ruskin
³The first perfect poetical expression of the Age.² --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Elizabeth Barrett Browning¹s novel in verse, a Victorian masterpiece of rebellion, art, and love. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Sonnets from the Portuguese: A Celebration of Love
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
031274501X
August 1986
Hardcover
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Book Description
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a prolific writer and reviewer in the Victorian period, and in her lifetime, her reputation as a poet was at least as great as that of her husband, poet Robert Browning. Some of her poetry has been noted in recent years for strong feminist themes, but the poems for which Elizabeth Barrett Browning is undoubtedly best know are Sonnets from the Portuguese.

Written for Robert Browning, who had affectionately nicknamed her his "little Portuguese," the sequence is a celebration of marriage, and of one of the most famous romances of the nineteenth century. Recognized for their Victorian tradition and discipline, these are some of the most passionate and memorable love poems in the English language. There are forty-four poems in the collection, including the very beautiful sonnet,...


Aurora Leigh
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
0192836536
Sept 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Aurora Leigh, now available in the first critically edited and fully annotated edition for almost a century, is the foremost example of the mid-nineteenth century poem of contemporary life. It is an amazing verse novel which provides a panoramic view of the early Victorian age in London. The
dominant presence in the work however, is the narrator Aurora Leigh, as she develops her ideas on art, love, God, the "Woman Question", and society.

The Merriam-Webster Encylopedia of Literature
Novel in blank verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, published in 1857. The first-person narrative, which comprises some 11,000 lines, tells of the heroine's childhood and youth in Italy and England, her self-education in her father's hidden library, and her successful pursuit of a literary...


50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time
David H. Lowenherz
0517223333
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"The act of writing," proposes Lowenherz, "gives us a chance to reflect in private before exposing our heart." Hence the value of the love letter as an abiding expression of the writer's feelings in all their depth and complexity. A prominent collector and dealer in letters and historical memorabilia, Lowenherz presents letters (or fragments thereof) that collectively express the full range of amorous passion, from blind adoration to angst-ridden vituperation. Included are the romantic outpourings of celebrated writers George Sand, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald whose literary talents make their correspondence a model for any aspiring lover. Perhaps less gifted in their command of language, but certainly no less heartfelt, are selections from such notables as Harry Truman, Abigail...


Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning
Martin Garrett
0195217861
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 9&Up--This book presents biographical information first for Elizabeth Barrett Browning and then for her husband, Robert Browning. It describes their early lives, education, literary beginnings, correspondence, meeting, and subsequent marriage. After their marriage, the couple traveled first to Paris, then to Italy where they lived on and off for many years. The rest of the book is devoted to their publications. The text is filled with long, helpful summaries and critique. In addition, the poems are discussed against the backdrop of the Brownings' lives, which will make it easier for students to understand and analyze their work. Excerpts from letters are included. This handsome book contains quality reproductions of artwork, first drafts, and black-and-white photographs. A valuable resource for...


Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Poems
Margaret Forster (Editor)
0801837545
February 1979
Paperback
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Review
"The array of works offered is a rich one, from the religious to the romantic, the sentimental to the socially astute... In providing as representative a sample as possible without including the prefaces or extracts from the longer poems, Forster has succeeded admirably." -- Victorian Studies

Book Description
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints-I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!-and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Bloomsbury Poetry Classics are selections from the work of some of our greatest poets. The series is aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no critical or explanatory apparatus. This can be found elsewhere. In the series the poems introduce themselves,...


The Courtship of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett
Daniel Karlin
0198117280
Oct 1985
Hardcover
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Book Description
In 1846 Elizabeth Barrett rose from an invalid's bed to elope to Italy with Robert Browning. The secret courtship of the two poets--their long correspondence and their meetings in the shadow of Elizabeth's tyrannical father--has become one of the most celebrated romances of literary history.
Based on a more intense study of the letters than has ever been attempted before, this book gives a fresh account of the powerful myth of Browning's chivalrous rescue and Barrett's miraculous recovery, examines anew the character and motivation of the three principals, and demonstrates what and
important part the letters play in the interpretation of both poet's work.


English Victorian Poetry ( Dover Thrift Edition Series): An Anthology
Paul Negri (Editor)
0486404250
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This outstanding, modestly priced anthology presents over 170 poems by the major poets of the 19th century, including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough, Edward FitzGerald, Matthew Arnold, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Coventry Patmore, George Meredith, William Ernest Henley, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Rudyard Kipling, and many others. An introduction and brief biographical notes on the poets are included.


Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett
Daniel Karlin
0198185472
Mar 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
The love letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett are among the most famous in history. Daniel Karlin's selection, based on a fresh examination of the original manuscripts, provides new insight into the clandestine correspondence which led to their elopement in 1846. These complex
and subtle letters, in which they explored each others needs and desires, passions and anxieties, tell the story of how they waited many years to finally elope, overcoming certain obstacles such as the neurotic presence of Elizabeth Barrett's father, and the intense demands they made on one
another.


Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
186019303X
December 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints-I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!-and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Bloomsbury Poetry Classics are selections from the work of some of our greatest poets. The series is aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no critical or explanatory apparatus. This can be found elsewhere. In the series the poems introduce themselves, on an uncluttered page and in a format that is both attractive and convenient. The selections have been made by the distinguished poet, critic, and biographer Ian Hamilton.


Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Dorothy Mermin
0226520390
Dec 1989
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In this, the first thorough treatment in nearly 30 years, Barrett Browning emerges as a poet fully worthy of serious critical attention today. While primarily concerned with texts, Mermin makes extensive use of biography in her examination of the poet's early work. She views Barrett Browning's career as a struggle to "find woman's place in the central tradition of poetry." To justify her subject's role as "foremother" to the major Victorian poets, Mermin pays close attention to the ballads, sonnet sequence, and political poems, giving lengthy treatment to Aurora Leigh as a major 19th-century feminist document. A welcome regard for poetics demonstrates that the poetry is drenched in images of maternity, sexuality, and death. Recommended for all academic collections and larger public libraries.- Barbara J. Dunlap,...


Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Poems
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
0517123665
August 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
One of the most popular women poets of the Victorian era remains one of our most popular poets today. Included in this lovely volume is the complete Sonnets From the Portuguese as well as sections from Casa Guidi Windows and Aurora Lee. 224 pages.

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