Aurora Leigh

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Overview

Aurora Leigh, a novel in verse, is Elizabeth Barrett Browning¹s tour de force. It describes, with vigor and brilliance, Aurora¹s successful rebellion against her conventional Victorian childhood: to travel to Italy, to find love, and to pursue her career as a writer. This volume, which also includes some of Browning¹s short political poems, ³embodies, like all enduring literature, truths that transcend historical particulars.² (The Guardian) Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) married the poet Robert Browning in 1846; they spent the next 15 years in Italy, where she published Sonnets from the Portuguese, her love poems to Robert Browning, and Aurora Leigh.
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Widely regarded as Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 1806-1861 essay on the significance of the verse-novel as an early example of politically self-conscious women's writing. major work, Aurora Leigh is important both for its address to contemporary social issues, the for its experimentation with poetic form. The text of this edition is based upon meticulous examination of the extant manuscripts, corrected proofs, and revisions to the poem. It is accompanied by a full textual history of the poem's composition and publication; comprehensive annotation of literary allusions and contemporary references; and an Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821409565
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1992
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 692
  • Sales rank: 1,056,320
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.41 (d)

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime.
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