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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
By Simon Humphries
December 13, 2018
This long-awaited volume in the Critical Heritage series presents the reception of Christina Rossetti’s work by her Victorian readers and integrates their critical responses with the evidence of her literary life and publication history. It presents the responses in unpublished material – ...
By Clara Dawson
November 13, 2013
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61) was the foremost female poet of her day, to the extent that in 1850 she was mooted as a serious candidate for the Poet Laureate. With the publication in 2010 of a definitive five-volume edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetry—the first full scholarly ...