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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

Autor(a) de Sonnets from the Portuguese

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About the Author

Elizabeth Barrett was born in Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England, in 1806. Most of her childhood was spent on her father's estate, reading the classics and writing poetry. An injury to her spine when she was fifteen, the shock of her brother's death by drowning in 1840 and an ogre-like father made her mostrar mais life dark. But she read and wrote, and no little volume of verse ever produced a richer return than her Poems of 1844. Robert Browning read the poems, liked them, and came to her rescue like Prince Charming in the fairy story. Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning were married on September 12, 1846. Barrett Browning's enduring fame has rested on two works-Poems (1850), containing Sonnets from the Portuguese, and Aurora Leigh (1857). The former is a celebration of woman as man's other half and the latter is a celebration of woman's potential to stand on her own. During the Edwardian and later periods, it was Sonnets from the Portuguese that embodied Barrett Browning. Since the rise of feminism, it has been Aurora Leigh. More recently, a third side of Barrett Browning has been revealed: the incisive critical and political commentator, seen in her letters. Elizabeth Barrett Browning died in Florence, Italy, in 1861. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Officially, her given names were "Elizabeth Barrett", and her family name "Moulton Barrett", but the Moulton part was rarely used. Before her marriage (Sept. 1846) she published as "Elizabeth Barrett Barrett; subsequently as "Elizabeth Barrett Browning".

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Obras por Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850) 2,204 exemplares
Aurora Leigh (1856) 446 exemplares
The Love Poems of Elizabeth And Robert Browning (1994) — Autor — 233 exemplares
The Brownings: Letters and Poetry. (1777) 126 exemplares
Poems (1887) 80 exemplares
The Best Known Poems of Elizabeth & Robert Browning (1942) — Autor — 51 exemplares
Love Sonnets (1993) 43 exemplares
How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) (2016) 19 exemplares
Casa Guidi Windows (1851) 19 exemplares
Poems and Letters (2003) — Autor — 16 exemplares
Selected Poems (1988) 15 exemplares
A Voice within: Three Women Poets (1993) 11 exemplares
Lady Geraldine's Courtship (1869) (2009) 10 exemplares
Prometheus Bound and Other Poems (1852) 10 exemplares
'He Giveth His Beloved Sleep' (2011) 7 exemplares
POETICAL WORKS Complete edition (1904) 5 exemplares
Last poems 4 exemplares
A Drama of Exile (2015) 4 exemplares
The seraphim, and other poems (2020) 3 exemplares
Sonnets by E.B.B. 3 exemplares
Sonetos Portugueses (1991) 3 exemplares
Sonnet 43 2 exemplares
poems 2 exemplares
The Lady's Yes 2 exemplares
The Battle of Marathon (2015) 2 exemplares
Browning 2 exemplares
I can't see what you're saying (1973) 2 exemplares
The Poetry of the Brownings (1947) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Idoe and the black button (2002) 1 exemplar
Let Me Count The Ways — Autor — 1 exemplar
Love Poems Of E.B. Browning (1902) 1 exemplar
Poems (1925) 1 exemplar
EBB ( PORT ) 1 exemplar
Poems before Congress (1860) 1 exemplar
D'amore e di poesia: lettere scelte, 1845-1846 (2007) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Mrs. Browning 1 exemplar
The Poetry Of Dogs (2021) 1 exemplar
The Poems Of 1844: Sonnets (2010) 1 exemplar
Poems, (1892) 1 exemplar
John Brown's Body 1 exemplar
Browning poetry 1 exemplar
50 Greatest Poems 1 exemplar

Associated Works

One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1,965 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,276 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições930 exemplares
Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Contribuidor — 725 exemplares
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contribuidor — 628 exemplares
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições556 exemplares
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Contribuidor — 526 exemplares
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Contribuidor — 512 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuidor — 299 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Contribuidor — 251 exemplares
Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women (1996) — Contribuidor — 204 exemplares
Love Letters (1996) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan (2022) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
LDS Women's Treasury: Insights and Inspiration for Today's Woman (1997) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Nineteenth-Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Women on Nature (2021) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
All Day Long: An Anthology of Poetry for Children (1954) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
Teen-Age Treasury for Girls (1958) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Selected Ballads (2002) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Love & Marriage — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
To You With Love: A Treasury of Great Romantic Literature (1969) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Brownings for the young — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Moulton Barrett, Elizabeth Barrett
Outros nomes
Barrett, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
English Cemetery, Florence, Italië
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Coxhoe Hall, County Durham, England
Local de falecimento
Florence, Italië
Locais de residência
Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK
Durham, England, UK (Coxhoe Hall ∙ birth)
Florence, Italy
Sidmouth, England, UK
London, England, UK
Torquay, Devon, England, UK
Browning, Robert (husband)
Browning, Robert Wiedemann Barrett (son)
Mitford, Mary Russell (friend)
Moulton Barrett, Edward (father)

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The love story of Elizabeth Barrett, one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era from a young age, and the poet and playwright Robert Browning, has itself inspired many works of fiction and biography. Their courtship had to be conducted in secret as her domineering father did not want his children to marry. After much planning, in 1846 the couple married in a private ceremony in London and then eloped to Paris. They went on to Italy, which became their home almost continuously until Elizabeth's death. In 1849, at the age of 43, between four miscarriages, she gave birth to a son, Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, whom they called Pen.
Nota de desambiguação
Officially, her given names were "Elizabeth Barrett", and her family name "Moulton Barrett", but the Moulton part was rarely used. Before her marriage (Sept. 1846) she published as "Elizabeth Barrett Barrett; subsequently as "Elizabeth Barrett Browning".



Aurora Leigh is an epic poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Published in 1856, it tells the story of a young woman poet, Aurora Leigh, who rejects the marriage proposal of her cousin, Romney Leigh, and pursues her artistic and social aspirations in England, Italy, and France. Life happens, as life often does, and her views on art, love, society, and gender are challenged. In the end, it reads to reflect Browning’s own life experiences, such as her love for Robert Browning, her illness, and her interest in social reform. The poem is written in blank verse and consists of nine books, each with a different theme and tone and is considered one of her most ambitious and original works. This is poetry at its finest. A fun fact, or lore, the poem Aurora Leigh is claimed to have influenced many writers and artists, such as Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, and Christina Rossetti…and yours truly!… (mais)
Andrew.Lafleche | 3 outras críticas | Feb 21, 2024 |
Really enjoyed this, though I didn't get many of the allusions and the flowery language got to be a bit much.
lschiff | 3 outras críticas | Sep 24, 2023 |
poems for Robert Browning
SrMaryLea | 23 outras críticas | Aug 22, 2023 |
The best part were the sections discoursing on aesthetics. The most boring parts were the conversations and the unreadable parentheses in already-longish bits of dialogue.
judeprufrock | 3 outras críticas | Jul 4, 2023 |



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