First Published in 1991. This edition draws upon a wide range pf Browning's poetry and prose, inducing selections from his 'Dramatic Lyrics', 'Dramatic Romances and Lyrics' and 'Men and Women' and 'Dramatis Personae' collections, as well as extracts from his correspondence with Elizabeth Barrett. Aidan Day's introduction chronicles the events both of Browning's life and of his development as a poet.
Table of Contents
ROBERT BROWNING! SELECTED POETRY AND PROSE, from Dramatic Lyrics (1842), My Last Duchess, Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister, Johannes Agricola in Meditation, Porphyria’s Lover, from Dramatic Romances and Lyrics (1845), Home-Thoughts, from Abroad, The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church, from Men and Women (1855), Love Among the Ruins Fra Lippo Lippi, A Toccata of Galuppi’s, By the Fire-Side, An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician, ‘Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came’, Love in a Life, Life in a Love, The Last Ride Together, Andrea Del Sarto, Cleon, Two in the Campagna, from Dramatis Personae (1864), James Lee’s Wife, AbtVogler, Rabbi Ben Ezra, Caliban Upon Setebos, A Likeness, Epilogue
Aidan Day is a Lecturer in English at the University of Edinburgh.