The array of works offered is a rich one, from the religious to the romantic, the sentimental to the socially astute... In providing as representative a sample as possible without including the prefaces or extracts from the longer poems, Forster has succeeded admirably.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Poemsby Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The volume illustrates Browning's development as a poet and reveals her contribution to feminist literature. The poems selected here include early verses published in 1826, when the poet was twenty, as well as the last poems she wrote before her death in 1861.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born in 1806. A semi-invalid for most of her early live, she won a great reputation with the appearance of her Poems (1844). The book attracted the admiration of Robert Browning, who secretly courted her for two years before the couple's celebrated elopement to Italy in 1846. In Italy, Elizabeth's health improved; she threw herself into European politics and wrote what is perhaps her best-known work, Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850). She died in 1861, and her Last Poems appeared in that same year.
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