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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

Autor(a) de Sonnets from the Portuguese

214+ Works 6,164 Membros 55 Reviews 31 Favorited

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
Disambiguation Notice:

(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 de Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850) 2,202 cópias
Aurora Leigh (1856) 446 cópias
The Love Poems of Elizabeth And Robert Browning (1994) — Autor — 233 cópias
Poems (1887) 80 cópias
Love Sonnets (1993) 43 cópias
Casa Guidi Windows (1851) 19 cópias
Poems and Letters (2003) — Autor — 16 cópias
Selected Poems (1988) 15 cópias
A Drama of Exile (2015) 4 cópias
Last poems 4 cópias
Sonetos Portugueses (1991) 3 cópias
Sonnet 43 2 cópias
poems 2 cópias
The Battle of Marathon (2015) 2 cópias
Browning 2 cópias
The Lady's Yes 2 cópias
The Poetry of the Brownings (1947) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Let Me Count The Ways — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Liebesgedichte (insel taschenbuch) (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Poems of E. Browning 1 exemplar(es)
PostHuman (The Saving Remnant) (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
I CAN'T SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Idoe and the black button (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Sonnets (Astolat Press, 1894) (1894) 1 exemplar(es)
Love Poems Of E.B. Browning (1902) 1 exemplar(es)
Poems (1925) 1 exemplar(es)
A Musical Instrument 1 exemplar(es)
FREE: Classic Love Poems 1 exemplar(es)
EBB ( PORT ) 1 exemplar(es)
Poems before Congress (1860) 1 exemplar(es)
D'amore e di poesia: lettere scelte, 1845-1846 (2007) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Mrs. Browning 1 exemplar(es)
Poems by Mrs. Browning 1 exemplar(es)
The Poetry Of Dogs (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Mrs. Brownings's Poems 1 exemplar(es)
Aurora Leigh Book 5-9 1 exemplar(es)
Aurora Leigh Book 1-4 1 exemplar(es)
The Poems Of 1844: Sonnets (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Poems, (1892) 1 exemplar(es)
John Brown's Body 1 exemplar(es)
Promtheus Bound: A Translation (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Browning poetry 1 exemplar(es)
50 Greatest Poems 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contribuinte, algumas edições1,966 cópias
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,279 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições930 cópias
Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Contribuinte — 725 cópias
The Nation's Favourite Poems (1996) — Contribuinte — 628 cópias
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições556 cópias
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Contribuinte — 526 cópias
English Poetry, Volume II: From Collins to Fitzgerald (1910) — Contribuinte — 511 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuinte — 299 cópias
Love Letters (1996) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan (2022) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Nineteenth-Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Women on Nature (2021) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
All Day Long: An Anthology of Poetry for Children (1954) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições6 cópias
Teen-Age Treasury for Girls (1958) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Selected Ballads (2002) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Love & Marriage — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
To You With Love: A Treasury of Great Romantic Literature (1969) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Brownings for the young — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Moulton Barrett, Elizabeth Barrett
Outros nomes
Barrett, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
English Cemetery, Florence, Italië
País (para 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)
Pequena biografia
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.
Aviso 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 | outras 3 resenhas | 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 | outras 3 resenhas | Sep 24, 2023 |
poems for Robert Browning
SrMaryLea | outras 23 resenhas | 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 | outras 3 resenhas | Jul 4, 2023 |



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