The Courtship of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett

The Courtship of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett

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In 1846 Elizabeth Barrett rose from an invalid's bed to elope to Italy with Robert Browning. The secret courtship of the two poets--their long correspondence and their meetings in the shadow of Elizabeth's despotic and jealous father--has become one of the most famous and best-documented Victorian romances. The powerful myth of chivalrous rescue and miraculous recovery is the subject of Daniel Karlin's exciting and imaginative book. He gives a fresh account of the events of the courtship, based on a much closer study of the love letters than has been attempted before; and he shows how significant these letters are for an interpretation of the work of both more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Ill.
  • 0192820397
  • 9780192820396

About Daniel Karlin

Daniel Carlin is Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature, University College, Londonshow more

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