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Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning

A Creative Partnership, 1st Edition

By Mary Sanders Pollock


234 pages

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First published in 2003, this book examines the creative partnership of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, and provides a critical analysis of the poems written by this famous couple during the 16 year period of their friendship, courtship and marriage. Even quite early in their relationship, the Brownings shared a frame of reference: similar themes, narrative structures, and details of phrasing resonate in their works and suggest dialogue, rather than merely mutual influence. Pollock traces parallels between the Brownings' lives and works even before they met, and then throughout their courtship and married life, suggesting that their creative dialogue continued after Barrett Browning died in 1861, as her presence and themes continued to inform Browning's poetry for at least a decade afterward.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Art and Inexperience: 1806-1844 2. A Broken Poem: 1844-1846 3. Double Voices: 1844-1846 4. Browning Beside Himself: 1847-1851 5. Giotto's Tower: 1847-1851 6. A Gallery of Voices: 1851-1855 7. "What Form is Best?": 1852-1856; Afterword; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Poetry

This set reissues 4 books on Victorian poetry originally published between 1966 and 2003. The volumes focus predominantly on the works of Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. This set will be of particular interest to students of English literature.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century