Accessibly written throughout, this guidebook covers biographical details, information on the historical and social contexts of Browning's work, an overview of the full range of his work and a survey of the major critical debates surrounding him and his work.
About the Author
Stefan Hawlin is a lecturer in English at the University of Buckingham. He is one of the editors of the Oxford Poetical Works of Robert Browning and the new editor of Browning Society Notes
Table of ContentsTABLE OF CONTENTS: Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Referencing Introduction I LIFE AND CONTEXTS a) The Early Years: 1812-1832 b) The Young Writer: 1832-1846 c) The Italian Years: 1846-1861 d) Widowerhood and Old Age: 1861-1889 II WORK a). Early Long Poem b). The Dramatic Monologue c). Dramatic Lyrics and Dramatic Romances and Lyrics d). Men and Women and Dramatis Personae e). The Ring and the Book f). The Late Poetry III CRITICISM a). In and Out of the Canon: 1889-1979 b). Responses to the Early Long Poems c). The Early Monologues: A Variety of Approaches d). The Middle-Period Work e). The Ring and the Book: a Novel Poem Chronology * Bibliography * Index