Robert Browning

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Routledge, 2014 M09 11 - 352 pages

Robert Browning (1812-89) rivals Tennyson as the major Victorian poet with such important works as Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, Men and Women, Dramatic Personae and the monumental The Ring and the Book. He is known for his development of the dramatic monologue in which he recreated the world of Renaissance Italy, and provided subtle and complex explorations of character. Here, Daniel Karlin and John Woolford provide a thematic survey of Browning's often difficult work, using key poems as a common point of reference. The themes covered include: styles, genres, the mind, the world, interaction and criticism. This excellent survey will be of value to students of Victorian literature and modernism.

 

Contents

1 Composition and influence
1
2 Genre and style
38
3 Family friendship fame
74
4 Love and marriage
116
5 Politics
157
6 Philosophy
187
7 Studying Browning
230
Appendix A
245
Appendix B
252
Bibliography
262
Chronology
266
Index
330
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John Woolford is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Daniel Karlin is Winterstoke Professor of English Literature at the University of Bristol, UK.

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