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Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 195
- Browning's best-known work today is probably Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850). These are forty-four interlocking love poems that she wrote for her husband. The sonnets are available in many editions, one of which was published in 1997 with twenty-two other Browning works.
- Christina Rossetti, another Victorian poet, was influenced by Browning. Her work, collected in The Complete Poems (2001), shows a wide range of subject matter and verse form.
- Middlemarch (1872), by Mary Ann Evans under the pen name of George Eliot, is about a fictional English provincial town in the 1830s and the individuals who shape the community. It is considered one of the best novels of all time.
- Lady Audley's Secret (1887), written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, was a bestselling sensation-alist novel in Victorian England that mocked the typical heroine of the times and the respectability of the middle class.
- The poetry of Robert Browning, which later exceeded his wife's in reputation, is available in numerous editions, including Robert Browning's Poetry: Authoritative Texts, Criticism (1980).
- A close friend of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning was their fellow poet Alfred Tennyson, whose fame continues today. A collection of his poetry can be found in Tennyson's Poetry: Authoritative Texts, Context, Criticism (1999).