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Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning

Interviews and Recollections

  • Editors
  • Martin Garrett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Elizabeth Barrett 1806–46

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elizabeth Barrett
      Pages 3-4
    3. Elizabeth Barrett
      Pages 4-5
    4. Elizabeth Barrett
      Pages 5-7
    5. Anne Thackeray Ritchie
      Pages 7-8
    6. Mary Russell Mitford
      Pages 10-11
    7. Mary Russell Mitford
      Pages 12-13
    8. Elizabeth Barrett
      Pages 14-15
    9. Elizabeth Barrett
      Pages 18-19
    10. Elizabeth Barrett
      Pages 21-23
  3. Robert Browning 1812–46

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Alexandra Orr
      Pages 27-30
    3. Robert Browning
      Pages 30-31
    4. Robert Sidney
      Pages 32-32
    5. Sarah Flower
      Pages 33-33
    6. Katie Bromley
      Pages 33-34
    7. Eliza Bridell-Fox
      Pages 34-35
    8. Mary Russell Mitford
      Pages 35-35
    9. William Harrison Ainsworth
      Pages 35-36
    10. William Allingham
      Pages 36-37
    11. Thomas Carlyle
      Pages 37-37
    12. Alexandra Orr
      Pages 38-38
    13. William Charles Macready
      Pages 38-43
    14. Alexandra Orr
      Pages 44-44
  4. The Brownings 1846–61

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
      Pages 51-53
    3. Anna Brownell Jameson
      Pages 53-57
    4. George Stillman Hillard
      Pages 57-58
    5. William Wetmore Story
      Pages 59-59
    6. Kate Field
      Pages 60-61
    7. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
      Pages 61-61
    8. Thomas Adolphus Trollope
      Pages 61-62
    9. Henriette Corkran
      Pages 62-63
    10. Eliza Ogilvy
      Pages 63-66
    11. Henriette Corkran
      Pages 67-69
    12. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
      Pages 69-69
    13. William Michael Rossetti
      Pages 69-70
    14. William Michael Rossetti
      Pages 71-72

About this book

Introduction

Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning: Interviews and Recollections gathers accounts of the two poets from her precocious childhood to his death in Venice. Comments by Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne, Alfred Tennyson, Henry James, Edmund Gosse and the Brownings themselves are included together with the reports or recollections of many less well known contemporaries. There is material on Barrett Browning's relationship with her father, her spiritualism, appearance, ambitions and convictions as a poet, and `devotion to and faith in the regeneration of Italy'; and on Browning's early friendship with Carlyle, his fraught relationship with Macready and the theatre, his love of fine clothes and society, and work habits. Some contemporary accounts construct, while others reject or qualify, familiar images of the poets: Barrett Browning as the frail, safely female recluse, for instance, or Browning as the loud and trivial talker who was so different from his poetry that for James there were simply `two Brownings'.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-62894-0
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62896-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62894-0
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