Aurora Leigh and Other Poems
By (author) Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Edited by John Robert Glorney Bolton Julia Bolton Holloway
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Aurora Leigh and Other Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Book Description"Aurora Leigh" (1856), Elizabeth Barrett Browning's epic novel in blank verse, tells the story of the making of a woman poet, exploring 'the woman question', art and its relation to politics and social oppression. The texts in this selection are based in the main on the earliest printed versions of the poems. What Edgar Allan Poe called 'her wild and magnificent genius' is abundantly in evidence. In addition to "Aurora Leigh", this volume contains poetry from the several volumes of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's published poetry from 1826 to 1862, including "Casa Guidi Windows" (1851), "Songs for the Ragged Schools of London" (1854) and the British Library manuscript text of the 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' (1846) which records her courtship with Robert Browning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140434125
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) - nee Barrett English poet, the wife of Robert Browning, the most respected and successful woman poet of the Victorian period.
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