At a glance:
- Author: Margaret Forster
- First Published: 1988
- Type of Work: Literary biography
- Time of Work: 1806-1861
- Setting: England, France, and Italy
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Family or family life, Literature, Abandoned children, Poetry or poets, Writing, Novelists, Feminism, Letters, Career women, Victorian era or Victorianism, Dual-career family
- Locales: France, Europe, England, Italy, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetry rarely receives the same critical attention given that of her husband Robert. The fourth edition of the Norton Anthology of English Literature (1979) devotes two pages to her work, eighty-five to his. The 1986 edition of the New Oxford Anthology of Victorian Verse includes only four of her poems and an excerpt from Aurora Leigh (1856). Seventy-six years passed between the 1902 edition of this title, often considered Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s masterpiece, and its next reprinting.
Her work was not always...
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