By M. Garrett
A number of thousand letters to and from Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning have survived, including different info at the composition and context of works from Barrett's 'Lines on advantage' written on the age of 8 in 1814 to Browning's Asolando (1889). The Chronology seeks to lead readers via this mass of fabric in 3 major sections: adolescence, contrasting early backgrounds and careers, and turning out to be curiosity in each one other's paintings to 1845; courtship, marriage, Italy, and paintings together with Aurora Leigh and males and females (1845-61); Browning's later lifetime of relentless socializing and prolific writing from his go back to London to his loss of life in Venice in 1889. The ebook offers not just specific courting yet a lot subject on such themes because the Brownings' large analyzing in English, French and classical literature, their many friendships, and their occasionally conflicting political opinions.
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On 4 February 1835 he writes to Sarah Flower Adams that ‘I don’t go to Persia’. Most likely this summer he begins work on Sordello, which will occupy him for long periods until February 1840. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-24 ‘the late bill has ruined the West Indians. That is settled. The consternation here is very great. ’ (to Julia Martin, 7 September). 21 August 1 (Fri) RB meets (through his uncles William and Reuben Browning) Count Amédée de Ripert-Monclar (1807– 71), a French aristocrat with literary and artistic interests and possibly an agent in England for supporters of the deposed Bourbons.
She is also nervous at the prospect of HSB’s leaving the area, which his wife and daughter are urging him to do. July 12 (Tues) EBB rereads Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794). On 14–16 she reads Susan Ferrier ’s novel Destiny. Her reading this summer also includes poems by Hugo and Lamartine and works by Pindar, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Epictetus. 16 She receives Homeri … Opera, ed. Friedrich Wolf (1806) from HSB. August 8 (Mon) – 11 She reads Mary Shelley’s The Last Man (1826). 17–19 EBB reads most of Keats’ poems.
27 John Kenyon, EBB’s distant cousin and increasingly close friend, introduces her to Mary Russell Mitford (1787–1855). They go to the zoo and the Park Place Diorama. MRM will soon become her principal correspondent. 28 EBB meets Wordsworth and Landor at Kenyon’s home. She finds Landor ‘brilliant’; his ‘eminent talent’ contrasts with the ‘great genius’ of the more simple-mannered Wordsworth (to Julia Martin, 7 December). June 8 (Wed) By now she has written ‘The Sea-Mew’ (Seraphim) in the album of Louisa Bithia Courtenay, daughter of a friend of Kenyon.
A Browning Chronology: Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning (Author Chronologies) by M. Garrett