Norman Friedman (essay date May 2000)
SOURCE: Friedman, Norman. “The Mind of Guido: Psychology and Art in Browning's Darkest Villain.” Studies in Browning and His Circle 23 (May 2000): 122-34.
[In the following essay, Friedman offers a psychological profile of Guido, the villain of The Ring and the Book.]
My aim is to attempt a psychological study of Browning's most fully developed villain, but since such a project is best seen within the poem's overall artistic form and purpose, I will first direct our attention to that context. And the lion...
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