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Published: 12 August 2014

592 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199602889

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Bookseller Code (06)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Selected Writings

Edited by Josie Billington and Philip Davis

21st-Century Oxford Authors

  • Introduces students to the life and work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of the most important women poets of the nineteenth century
  • Includes the full text of Sonnets from the Portuguese and Aurora Leigh
  • An Introduction by the editors explores the life of Barrett-Browning as the context to her writing
  • Poetry is interspersed with extracts from Barrett Browning's famous courtship correspondence, family correspondence, and her diaries
  • Barrett Browning's work is presented in chronological order, allowing students to study her development and growth as a poet
  • Includes a separate Chronology at the opening of the volume, which provides details of Barrett Browning's life, and the composition and publication of her works
  • The poems and writings are presented free of annotation on the page, allowing students to encounter the original texts afresh
  • Explanatory notes and commentary are located at the end of the book, providing students with a wealth of additional material and information that will enhance the understanding and enjoyment of these works
  • An essential teaching resource, representing Barrett Browning's work in all its variety