Dramatis Personae Additional Summary

Robert Browning


(Critical Survey of Literature for Students)

Further Reading

Browning, Robert. Robert Browning’s Poetry: Authoritative Texts, Criticism. Selected and edited by James F. Loucks and Andrew M. Stauffer. 2d ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007. In addition to a selection of Browning’s poetry, this volume contains essays about his work written by nineteenth and twentieth century poets, writers, and critics, including John Ruskin, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Carlyle, William Morris, and Oscar Wilde.

Crowell, Norton B. A Reader’s Guide to Robert Browning. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1972. Criticisms of “Abt Vogler,” “A Death in the Desert,” “Caliban,” and “Epilogue,” with annotated bibliographies following each poem. Includes critical bibliography.

Erickson, Lee. Robert Browning: His Poetry and His Audiences. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1984. The chapter on Dramatis Personae interprets the poet’s later work as a departure from the dramatic monologue to works such as “Epilogue to Dramatis Personae,” in which characters express views on religion. Bibliography includes nineteenth and twentieth century reviews and essays.

Hawlin, Stefan. The Complete Critical Guide to Robert Browning. New York: Routledge, 2002. This student sourcebook contains information about...

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