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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

About this book


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

  • Book Title Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning
  • Book Subtitle Interviews and Recollections
  • Authors NA NA
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-23226-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-62896-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-62894-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 173
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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