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Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Nationality: British
Periods: British: 19th Century

poet, writer of My Last Duchess, married to Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Criticism about Robert Browning

The Alien Vision of Victorian Poetry: Sources of the Poetic Imagination in Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold
http://www.victorianweb.org/books/alienvision/contents.html
Looks at the cultural influences on the imagy evoked in the poetry of Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold.
Contains: Criticism
Author: E. D. H. Johnson
From: The Victorian Web Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952
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Browning’s Jews
http://vp.engl.wvu.edu/fall97/fowler.htm
This anaylsis of Browning's poetry suggests that his "intimate sympathy with Jews is integral to ... his poetic imagination."
Contains: Criticism
Author: Rowena Fowler
From: Victorian Poetry Volume 35, no. 3, Fall 1997
Keywords:
 
Robert Browning -- Genre and Mode
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/genreov.html
This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism
From: Victorian Web
Keywords:
 
Robert Browning -- Imagery and Symbolism
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/imageov.html
This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism
From: Victorian Web
Keywords: "The Bishop Orders His Tomb," "Pisgah Sights," "One Word More"
 
Robert Browning -- Literary Relations
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/litrel.html
This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism
From: Victorian Web
Keywords: Elizabeth Barett Browning, Tennyson, P. B. Shelley, Wordsworth
 
Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
http://www.bartleby.com/223/index.html#3
This lengthy analysis of the authors' lives and work includes sections on "Robert Browning’s early years", "The influence upon him of Byron and Shelley ", "Paracelsus", "Elizabeth Barrett’s Poems", "Sonnets from the Portuguese", and "Aurora Leigh."
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Sir Henry Jones
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XIII: English, The Victorian Age, Part One, The Nineteenth Century, II
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Robert Browning's Religious Context and Belief
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/religionov.html
This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism
From: Victorian Web
Keywords:
 
Robert Browning's Works
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/works.html
This site lists all of Robert Browning's works and their dates. For some, there is linked text or commentary. The essays are student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow., Criticism, Commentary, Bibliography, Works List, Works Available
From: Victorian Web
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The Standard of Flesh and Blood: Browning's Problems with Staged Drama
http://vp.engl.wvu.edu/summer97/fulton.htm
" In looking at two of his plays, Strafford and The Return of the Druses, along with some passages from Lamb's essay that Mason does not deal with, I hope to show that what turned Browning away from the stage was not so much the need to depict action as the way in which it must be depicted; in other words, that it was above all the staginess of the stage that Browning rejected in embracing the dramatic monologue."
Contains: Criticism
Author: Lynn M. Fulton
From: Victorian Poetry Volume 35, no. 2, Summer 1997
Keywords:
 

 
Biographical sites about Robert Browning

An Introduction to the study of Robert Browning's poetry
ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext95/inbro10.txt
"This book is primarily concerned with Browning's poems. Advantages: This book is an excellent introduction to Browning."
Contains: Full Bio, Criticism
Author: Hiram Corson
From: Project Gutenberg
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Life and Letters of Robert Browning
ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext96/orrbr10.txt
"This book is primarily concerned with Browning's life. Advantages: As a close friend, the author has a good grasp of the facts, and is meticulous in her treatment of the material. Disadvantages: As a close friend, the author is sometimes partisan."
Contains: Full Bio
Author: Mrs. Sutherland Orr
From: Project Gutenberg http://promo.net/pg/index.html
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Life of Robert Browning
ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext96/shabr10.txt
"Despite the title, this book is as much a critique of Browning's works as it is a biography of the poet. Advantages: Further removed from poet, the author is willing to make some criticisms. As an early and frequently quoted work on the subject, this book is a good resource. Disadvantages: Due to carelessness on the part of the author and his publisher, a number of factual and other errors were made. Although this electronic text has corrected many of the obvious errors, they are frequent enough to leave misgivings."
Contains: Full Bio
Author: William Sharp
From: Project Gutenberg
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Robert Browning
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/182
Provides a brief biographical sketch of the poet, and the full text of several poems.
Contains: Sketch, Pictures, Bibliography, Webliography
Author: Academy of American Poets
Keywords:
 
Robert Browning -- Biographical Materials
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/bioov.html
This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: Full Bio, Timeline
From: Victorian Web
Keywords: life, history, biography
 

 
Other sites about Robert Browning

Discussions of Browning's Dramatic Monologues: A Bibliography
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/dm6.html
This site prepared by Glenn Everett, Associate Professor of English, University of Tennessee at Martin contains an extensive bibliography on Robert Browning.
Contains: Bibliography
Author: Glenn Everett
From: Victorian Web
Keywords:
 

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