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Overview A selection of lyrical and passionate poetry by the Victorian poet features works from his collections "Dramatic Lyrics," "Dramatic Romances and Lyrics," "Men and Women," "Dramatis Personae," and his later works.
Publishers Description Robert Browning, a towering poetic presence of the Victorian era, was hailed by Henry James as a tremendous and incomparable modern. The sheer immediacy and colloquial energy of his poetry ensure enduring appeal. Browning paints landscapes both suburban and sublime, combines lyric and demotic language, and introduces everyday events of the streets and marketplace into the rarified world of Victorian poetry.
This edition includes examples from the early Dramatic Lyrics (1842) and Dramatic Romances and Lyrics (1845); from the masterpieces Men and Women (1855) and Dramatis Personae (1864), and from the less familiar works of his later years. Together they convey the intensity, the lyric beauty, and the vitality of Browning's poetry.
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Studio: Penguin Classics
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.82" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Dec 23, 2008
Publisher Penguin Classics
Series Penguin Classics
ISBN 0140437266 ISBN13 9780140437263 UPC 051488012009
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More About Robert Browning & Daniel Karlin
Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus, published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation. In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.
Robert Browning was born in 1812 and died in 1889.
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The poet of dramatic monologue Nov 11, 2004
This is the opening of one of Browning's most well- known poems "Rabbi Ben Ezra" Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith ' A whole I planned, Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!'
Browning is a poet of the inner life.His dramatic monologues are in the words of F.B. Pinion the editor of the Collins Edition of ' Dramatis Personae' centered on ' the thought- processes and mental outlook of his characters than in dramatic action" The poems are rich in consideration of the moral and religious problems of his time. Lovers of poetry and students of human relationships can certainly be enriched by the reading of these poems.
one of the greats Sep 16, 2001
Browning is one of the great poets. this selection contains poems such as 'the last dutchess', 'porphyria's lover' and 'childe roland to the dark tower came' which shows browning at his best. this selected poems only whetted my appetite for a complete version.