Robert Browning

A Literary Life

  • Authors
  • Sarah Wood

Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sarah Wood
    Pages 11-39
  3. Sarah Wood
    Pages 40-51
  4. Sarah Wood
    Pages 52-79
  5. Sarah Wood
    Pages 112-145
  6. Sarah Wood
    Pages 178-208
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-232

About this book


Browning both denied and affirmed the value of biography for an understanding of literature. This book narrates the development of his controversial creative life through responses to his work by five key nineteenth-century figures: John Stuart Mill, William Charles Macready, Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin and Matthew Arnold. It also relates Browning's sense of literary vocation to Victorian publishing. Browning emerges as a writer vividly engaged with contemporary assumptions, yet deeply aware of the unaccountability of writing.


Autorschaft drama English literature poetry

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