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The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume 2
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (née Moulton-Barrett,... More > /ˈbraʊnɪŋ/; 6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime.Born in County Durham, the eldest of 12 children, Elizabeth Barrett wrote poetry from about the age of six. Her mother's collection of her poems forms one of the largest collections extant of juvenilia by any English writer. At 15 she became ill, suffering intense head and spinal pain for the rest of her life. Later in life she also developed lung problems, possibly tuberculosis. She took laudanum for the pain from an early age, which is likely to have contributed to her frail health.In the 1830s Elizabeth was introduced to literary society through her cousin, John Kenyon. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Barrett_Browning< Less
Sonnets from the Portuguese
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Written between 1845 and 1846 and published in 1850, a collection of forty-four love sonnets. The content and tone of the sonnets change as Elizabeth Barrett's relationship with Robert Browning... More > relationship progresses. In the earlier sonnets she expresses her doubts, then as the relationship progresses she overcomes her anxieties, and they take a passionate tone. She did not want to publish the extremely personal collection but Robert Browning convinced her by saying they were perhaps the best sequence of English-written sonnets since Shakespeare's time. They disguised the title in hopes people would believe they were translations from foreign sonnets. The sonnets are some of the some of the most famous love poems of the Victorian Age, or any other. The opening line of Sonnet 43 [How do I love thee] has become so deeply embedded in our culture that even people who have never read the poem know it.< Less
The Battle of Marathon
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The Battle of Marathon is a rhymed, dramatic, narrative-poem by Elizabeth Barrett (later Browning). Written in 1820, when Barrett was just 14, it retells powerfully The Battle of Marathon: during... More > which the Athenian state defeated the much larger invading force during the first Persian invasion of Greece. When Darius the Great orders his immense army march west to annex additional territories; no-one in the Persian court predicted that some fractious, independent Greek city-states stood any chance against the Persian super-power. And yet at Marathon in 490BC, Darius' plans received a decisive check in the brilliant Athenian offensive overseen by the aged but hardy Miltiades: who over-ran the Persian army just landed upon their coasts, cutting their opponents down to the last man. But some of the Greeks' enemies are more than mortal: Aphrodite herself swears vengeance for the actions of their forebears in destroying her beloved Troy generations ago.< Less
Great Victorian Poets - Volume 2
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19th Century England was a nation coming to terms with its rise as an industrial superpower. Many of the social problems associated with this and the new social formations provided inspiration to our... More > three Great Victorian poets. Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the rest of the Pre Raphaelites looked backwards for the supposedly rural idylls and chivalry of past times. Robert Browning whose dramatic verse and dramatic monologues reflected the nations desire for grand themes. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poems reflected the concern with social reform and the position of women in this new order. All three poets sought to make sense of the Victorian age that was filled with hypocrisy, paradox and double standards. All three although conservative in character, were outsiders to this world and offered viewpoints that questioned the status quo.< Less
Vissi con le mie visioni. Vita di Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Quella di Elizabeth Barrett e Robert Browning fu una storia d’amore straordinaria. La poetessa conobbe Robert quando aveva trentanove anni e trascorse con lui gli ultimi quindici anni della sua... More > vita. Fu il periodo più felice e produttivo, in cui nacquero le sue poesie più celebri e il romanzo in versi Aurora Leigh, ma si trattò di una fase limitata rispetto all’intero arco della sua esistenza. Quest’opera ripercorre tutta la vita, compresi gli anni che precedettero l’incontro con il futuro marito, della poetessa vittoriana: una donna della medio-alta borghesia, nata nel 1806 in Inghilterra, dall’intelligenza acuta e dal carattere non facile, relegatasi dapprima in una stanza in compagnia degli spiriti dell’immaginazione che nutrivano la sua poesia e poi finita audacemente a sostenere i moti per l’unità d’Italia a Firenze. Il testo è corredato di ritratti, foto di famiglia e di un frammento inedito di diario ritrovato in occasione delle ricerche per questa biografia.< Less
50 Greatest Poems of Elizabeth Barratt Browning
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Elizabeth Barrett was born in Durham in 1806. She had from the age of 15 suffered from illness caused her to be a semi-invalid for long periods of time. After her Mother died ,her Father took his... More > family to London ,it was during this period that Elizabeth was introduced to some of the great poets and writers of her day including Wordsworth and Tennyson. Between 1840 and 1844 Elizabeth concentrated on her poetry and when she published two volumes in 1844 , they were a popular and critical success. In 1845 Elizabeth Barrett met Robert Browning another poet who admired her work, and after a period of courtship they eloped in 1846. They went to live in Italy and had a child born in 1849. Elizabeth’s poetry was widely acclaimed both in the United Kingdom and the United States. However her health deteriorated and surrounded by her family, Elizabeth Barrett Browning died in 1861. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was influential to latter poets who admired her scope of subjects.< Less
The Descendants of John Muss & Elizabeth Ceise: Exploring Four Generations
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This book focuses on nearly 200 years of the Muss and Ceise family descendants over four generations with a mention of some fifth generation descendants. The book opens with the family immigration... More > from Prussia and Germany to the United States where they eventually settled in Bullitt County, Kentucky. The family later spread out to most of the lower 48 states and Alaska. A complete reference section and full name index is included at the end of the book. Some allied families covered are: Applegate, Armes, Arnold, Barrett, Bergman, Briley, Bryant, Carby, Casey, Cook, Corbley, Corzine, Crabtree, Daley, Daugherty, Dillon, Doriot, Duesing, Duvall, Elliott, Espin, Flake, Flanigan, Foster, Frump, Funk, Haberman, Hannephin, Harpool, Harris, Hart, Hicks, Hines, Holsclaw, Hopewell, Johnson, Lendel, Lynch, Martin, McCoy, Merker, Montgomery, Moore, Mulkins, Oberhausen, Roberts, Samuels, Seas, Shepherd, Sherlock, Skinner, Snellen, Stilwell, Stoll, Turner, Utterback, Vanhecke, Vaughn, Wilbur, Witham, Wright, and Zenor.< Less
50 Greatest Poems of Robert Browning
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Robert Browning was born in London in 1812. After showing a dislike of the private schools he attended ,he was educated at home. The initial reaction to Browning’s poetry and plays were... More > negative, however he did meet and mix with the London literary elite meeting Thomas Carlyle and Charles Dickens amongst others. In 1845 Browning met poet Elizabeth Barrett , after a period of courtship they eloped in 1846. They went to live in Italy and had a child born in 1849. Elizabeth’s poetry was widely acclaimed ,whilst Robert Browning poetry was still derided by critics. After a happy marriage Elizabeth Barrett Browning died in 1861.His next few collections were received favourably until his death in 1889. Robert Browning’s later reputation was tied up with that of his wife, however although his longer poems have became less popular , his short poems have gained in popularity. His best known poems are Love among the Ruins and the Pied Piper of Hamelin.< Less
POEMS OF ADVERSITY
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Poems of Adversity from poets: Adelaide Anne Procter, Percy Shelley, Charles, Kingsley, James W. Watson, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Amelia Anne Blandford Edwards, John Fletcher, Elizabeth... More > Barrett Browning, Chediock Tichborne, Lord Houghton, Walter Savage Landor, Henry Neele, John Keats, Ralph Hoyt, Will Carleton, Mary Louise Ritter, John Milton, George Crabbe, Thomas Noel, Thomas Hood, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Moss, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ya Perezhil Svoi Zhelanya, Pierre-Jean De Beranger, Frances Quarles, Frances Bacon, and a final chapter by American Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward, Ed. including Naani, Tanka, Kimo, Choka, and Shape Poems. The Wail of Prometheus Bound with picture. Poems mentioning Houston, Texas, Texas, New Quay, Wales, and the Titanic.< Less
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