At a glance:
- Author: Robert Browning
- First Published: 1842
- Genres: Poetry, Drama, Dramatic monologue
- Subjects: Poetry or poets, England or English people, Italy or Italians, Renaissance, Monasteries, monks, or monasticism, Poisons or poisoning, Convents or nunneries, Skepticism
Much of Browning’s finest writing was done during his thirties, years which comprise most of the poems in the volumes Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Lyrics AND ROMANCES, and Men and Women. The intentions and procedures of these three volumes are similar, so that most often one’s comments on the first two hold good for the third as well. In fact, Browning himself in a later collected edition reshuffled many of these poems, breaking down the divisions between individual books but preserving always the dominating premise that the...
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