The Poems of Browning is the first collected edition to be based on the earliest printed texts, and to present these texts in order of their composition.Together, volumes I and II provide an authoritative and accessible tribute to this great poet.
Volume II, 1841-1846 includes Pippa Passes and many of the poems for which Browning is best known and loved: My Last Duchess, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Home-Thoughts from Abroad, and The Lost Reader.
Table of Contents
1841-1846; (incident of the French camp); Pippa Passes ; Artemis Prologuizes; The Cardinal and the Dog; In a Gondola; The Pied Piper of Hamelin; Waring; Through the Metidja to Abd-el-Kadr-1842; (My Last Duchess); (Count Gismond); (Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister); (Lines to Helen Faucit); The Lost Leader; A Soul's Tragedy; The Laboratory; Claret and Tokay (Nationality in Drinks I and II); Garden Fancies I - The Flower's Name, II - Sibrandus Schafnaburgensis; The Boy and the Angel; How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix; (Nobly Cape Saint Vincent); (Home Thoughts From the Sea); (Here's to Nelson's Memory!) (Nationality in Drinks III); Earth's Immortalities; Pictor Ignotus; The Tomb at St Praxed's (The Bishop Orders his Tomb at Sain Praxed's Church); Italy and England (The Italian in England); Time's Revenges; (Oh to be in England) (Home-Thoughts, from Abroad); Saul; The Lost Mistress; The Flight of the Duchess; Song; (The Confessional); England in Italy (The Englishman in Italy); Night and Morning (Meeting at Night and Parting at Morning) I - Night, II - Morning; The Gove; (translation of quatrain attributed to Petro of Abano); (translation of lines by Dante); (translation of lines by Lorenzo de' Medici); Uria; (Translation of epigram by Goethe); (quatrain on Correggio). Appendices: contents of Dramatic Lyrics (1842), Dramatic Romances and Lyrics (1845), Men and Women (1855) and Browning's re-arrangements in subsequent editions; note on Bells and Pomegranates; essay on Chatterton.
John Woolford is Professor Emeritus of nineteenth-century literature and culture at the University of Manchester and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield.
Daniel Karlin is Winterstoke Professor of English Literature at the University of Bristol.