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Browning's dramatic poem The Ring and the Book narrates the trial of a Roman for the death of his wife and her parents. He suspected his wife of having an affair with a cleric. The man appeals his sentence, though unsuccessfully. The poem is narrated by many different voices, each adding their version of events to the whole in a series of monologues.

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Overview

Browning's dramatic poem The Ring and the Book narrates the trial of a Roman for the death of his wife and her parents. He suspected his wife of having an affair with a cleric. The man appeals his sentence, though unsuccessfully. The poem is narrated by many different voices, each adding their version of events to the whole in a series of monologues.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781775415664
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,321,219
  • File size: 528 KB

Table of Contents

Table of Dates 7
Introduction 11
Further Reading 17
I The Ring and the Book 21
II Half-Rome 63
III The Other Half-Rome 109
IV Tertium Quid 157
V Count Guido Franceschini 205
VI Giuseppe Caponsacchi 263
VII Pompilia 323
VIII Dominus Hyacinthus de Archangelis 377
IX Juris Doctor Johannes-Baptista Bottinius 429
X The Pope 475
XI Guido 535
XII The Book and the Ring 603
General Notes 629
The Sources of the Poem 629
Calendar of Events 631
The Law Cases 632
Molinism 633
Pompilia's Illiteracy and the 'Forged' Letters 634
The Convertites 635
Caponsacchi's Clerical Status 636
Notes 637
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