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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

Auteur van Portugeesche sonnetten

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Over de Auteur

Elizabeth Barrett was born in Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England, in 1806. Most of her childhood was spent on her father's estate, reading the classics and writing poetry. An injury to her spine when she was fifteen, the shock of her brother's death by drowning in 1840 and an ogre-like father made her toon meer life dark. But she read and wrote, and no little volume of verse ever produced a richer return than her Poems of 1844. Robert Browning read the poems, liked them, and came to her rescue like Prince Charming in the fairy story. Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning were married on September 12, 1846. Barrett Browning's enduring fame has rested on two works-Poems (1850), containing Sonnets from the Portuguese, and Aurora Leigh (1857). The former is a celebration of woman as man's other half and the latter is a celebration of woman's potential to stand on her own. During the Edwardian and later periods, it was Sonnets from the Portuguese that embodied Barrett Browning. Since the rise of feminism, it has been Aurora Leigh. More recently, a third side of Barrett Browning has been revealed: the incisive critical and political commentator, seen in her letters. Elizabeth Barrett Browning died in Florence, Italy, in 1861. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

(eng) Officially, her given names were "Elizabeth Barrett", and her family name "Moulton Barrett", but the Moulton part was rarely used. Before her marriage (Sept. 1846) she published as "Elizabeth Barrett Barrett; subsequently as "Elizabeth Barrett Browning".

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Werken van Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Portugeesche sonnetten (1850) 2,192 exemplaren
Aurora Leigh (1856) 442 exemplaren
The Love Poems of Elizabeth And Robert Browning (1994) — Auteur — 231 exemplaren
The Brownings: Letters and Poetry. (1777) 126 exemplaren
Poems (1887) 79 exemplaren
The Best Known Poems of Elizabeth & Robert Browning (1942) — Auteur — 51 exemplaren
Love Sonnets (1993) 43 exemplaren
How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) (2016) 19 exemplaren
Casa Guidi Windows (1851) 19 exemplaren
Poems and Letters (2003) — Auteur — 16 exemplaren
Selected Poems (1988) 15 exemplaren
A Voice within: Three Women Poets (1993) 11 exemplaren
Prometheus Bound and Other Poems (1852) 10 exemplaren
Lady Geraldine's Courtship (1869) (2009) 10 exemplaren
'He Giveth His Beloved Sleep' (2011) 7 exemplaren
POETICAL WORKS Complete edition (1904) 5 exemplaren
A Drama of Exile (2015) 4 exemplaren
Last poems 4 exemplaren
Sonnets by E.B.B. 3 exemplaren
Sonetos Portugueses (1991) 3 exemplaren
The seraphim, and other poems (2020) 2 exemplaren
I can't see what you're saying (1973) 2 exemplaren
Sonnet 43 2 exemplaren
poems 2 exemplaren
The Lady's Yes 2 exemplaren
The Battle of Marathon (2015) 2 exemplaren
Browning 2 exemplaren
The Poetry of the Brownings (1947) — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
Let Me Count The Ways — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
PostHuman (The Saving Remnant) (2012) 1 exemplaar
I CAN'T SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING (1976) 1 exemplaar
Idoe and the black button (2002) 1 exemplaar
Sonnets (Astolat Press, 1894) (1894) 1 exemplaar
Love Poems Of E.B. Browning (1902) 1 exemplaar
Poems (1925) 1 exemplaar
EBB ( PORT ) 1 exemplaar
Poems before Congress (1860) 1 exemplaar
D'amore e di poesia: lettere scelte, 1845-1846 (2007) — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
Mrs. Browning 1 exemplaar
The Poetry Of Dogs (2021) 1 exemplaar
The Poems Of 1844: Sonnets (2010) 1 exemplaar
Poems, (1892) 1 exemplaar
John Brown's Body 1 exemplaar
Promtheus Bound: A Translation (2019) 1 exemplaar
Browning poetry 1 exemplaar
50 Greatest Poems 1 exemplaar

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Algemene kennis

Officiële naam
Moulton Barrett, Elizabeth Barrett
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Barrett, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
English Cemetery, Florence, Italië
Land (voor op de kaart)
England, UK
Coxhoe Hall, County Durham, England
Plaats van overlijden
Florence, Italië
Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK
Durham, England, UK (Coxhoe Hall ∙ birth)
Florence, Italy
Sidmouth, England, UK
London, England, UK
Torquay, Devon, England, UK
Browning, Robert (husband)
Browning, Robert Wiedemann Barrett (son)
Mitford, Mary Russell (friend)
Moulton Barrett, Edward (father)
Korte biografie
The love story of Elizabeth Barrett, one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era from a young age, and the poet and playwright Robert Browning, has itself inspired many works of fiction and biography. Their courtship had to be conducted in secret as her domineering father did not want his children to marry. After much planning, in 1846 the couple married in a private ceremony in London and then eloped to Paris. They went on to Italy, which became their home almost continuously until Elizabeth's death. In 1849, at the age of 43, between four miscarriages, she gave birth to a son, Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, whom they called Pen.
Officially, her given names were "Elizabeth Barrett", and her family name "Moulton Barrett", but the Moulton part was rarely used. Before her marriage (Sept. 1846) she published as "Elizabeth Barrett Barrett; subsequently as "Elizabeth Barrett Browning".



Aurora Leigh is an epic poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Published in 1856, it tells the story of a young woman poet, Aurora Leigh, who rejects the marriage proposal of her cousin, Romney Leigh, and pursues her artistic and social aspirations in England, Italy, and France. Life happens, as life often does, and her views on art, love, society, and gender are challenged. In the end, it reads to reflect Browning’s own life experiences, such as her love for Robert Browning, her illness, and her interest in social reform. The poem is written in blank verse and consists of nine books, each with a different theme and tone and is considered one of her most ambitious and original works. This is poetry at its finest. A fun fact, or lore, the poem Aurora Leigh is claimed to have influenced many writers and artists, such as Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, and Christina Rossetti…and yours truly!… (meer)
Andrew.Lafleche | 3 andere besprekingen | Feb 21, 2024 |
Really enjoyed this, though I didn't get many of the allusions and the flowery language got to be a bit much.
lschiff | 3 andere besprekingen | Sep 24, 2023 |
poems for Robert Browning
SrMaryLea | 24 andere besprekingen | Aug 22, 2023 |
The best part were the sections discoursing on aesthetics. The most boring parts were the conversations and the unreadable parentheses in already-longish bits of dialogue.
judeprufrock | 3 andere besprekingen | Jul 4, 2023 |



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