Mary Ellis Gibson (essay date 1990)
SOURCE: Gibson, Mary Ellis. “The Criminal Body in Victorian Britain: The Case of The Ring and the Book.” Browning Institute Studies 18 (1990): 73-93.
[In the following essay, Gibson perceives The Ring and the Book to be based on Victorian responses to crime and the body.]
“For the choice of subject we have nothing but condemnation. It is Mr Browning's luck” (Litzinger 331). Thus the reviewer for Chamber's Journal in 1869 summed up his reaction to the subject matter of Browning's...
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