Robert Browning : A Life After Death
Robert Browning spent fifteen years married to a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett. Browning was forty-nine when Elizabeth died, and this new biography takes her death as its starting point. The central drama of Browning's life was the conflict between a need to put his marriage behind him (he had a young son, Pen, to bring up) and the overwhelming desire to cling to his wife's memory and preserve the literary myth of their marriage.While wrestling with this situation, Browning was drawn to three very different women - sensitive Julia Wedgwood, impetuous Lady Ashburton and the rich American Katherine Bronson. Pamela Neville-Sington's unique approach has produced an unusually insightful biography. Browning's life was one of love, loss, death and redemption, as well as a man's compelling struggle to overcome grief and begin his artistic life anew.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 128 x 196 x 22mm | 299.38g
- 30 Sep 2005
- Orion Publishing Co
- Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
About Pamela Neville-Sington
Educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities before receiving her doctorate from the Warburg Institute, London, Pamela Neville-Sington is the author of the highly acclaimed FANNY TROLLOPE: The Life and Adventures of a Clever Woman.