The love letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett remain among the most famous in history. Daniel Karlin's selection, based on a fresh examination of the original manuscripts, provides new insight into the clandestine correspondence which led to their elopement in 1846.
They poured the full resources of their minds and hearts into these complex and subtle letters, as they explored each others needs, desires, passions, and anxieties. Together, the letters tell the enthralling story of how they waited many years to elope, overcoming many obstacles such as the neurotic presence of Elizabeth Barrett's father and the intense demands they made on one another. This volume allows the reader to follow the story in all its scope and richness.
About the Author
About the Editor:
Daniel Karlin is Lecturer in English at University College in London. He is the author of the forthcoming Marriage of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett and editor of several books, including The World's Classics edition of H. Rider Haggard's She.