First published in 1966. This title complies a selection of critical articles by various authors on the poetry of Robert Browning. The editor has collected a number of important general studies of Browning’s mind and art by English and American critics, as well as studies on individual poems. This book will be of interest to students of literature.
Editor’s Note; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part One: General Studies before 1914; 1. Henry James: Browning in Westminster Abbey  2. George Santayana: From ‘The Poetry of Barbarism’  3. Percy Lubbock: Robert Browning ; Part Two: General Studies after 1914; 4. Hugh Sykes Davies: Browning  5. Edwin Muir: Robert Browning  6. Kingsbury Badger: ‘See the Christ Stand!’: Browning’s Religion  7. William C. Devane: The Virgin and the Dragon  8. William O. Raymond: ‘The Jewelled Bow’: A Study in Browning’s Imagery and Humanism  9. Robert Langbaum: The Dramatic Element: Truth as Perspective ; Part Three: Studies of Single Poems; 10. Robert Preyer: Robert Browning: A Reading of the Early Narratives  11. John Stuart Mill: Pauline  12. Elmer Edgar Stoll: Browning’s In a Balcony  13. Roma A. King, Jr: Browning: ‘Mage’ and ‘Maker’ – A Study in Poetic Purpose and Method  14. Richard D. Altick: A Grammarian’s Funeral: Browning’s Praise of Folly?  15. Isobel Armstrong: Browning’s Mr Sludge, ‘The Medium’  16. John Howard: Caliban’s Mind  17. Watson Kirkconnell: The Epilogue to Dramatis Personae  18. F. E. L. Priestley: A Reading of La Saisiaz ; Index
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.