Bibliography and Further Reading

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Last Updated on May 26, 2021, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 240


Illustration of PDF document

Download My Last Duchess Study Guide

Subscribe Now

DeVane, William C, "The Virgin and the Dragon," in The Yale Review Vol. XXXVII, No. 1, September, 1947, pp. 33-46.

Friedland, Louis S., "Ferrara and My Last Duchess," in Studies in Philology Vol. 33, 1936, pp. 656-84.

Jerman, B. R., "Browning's Witless Duke," and Perrine, Laurence, "Browning's Shrewd Duke," in Publications of the Modern Language Association Vol. 72, June, 1957, pp. 488-93.

Langbaum, Robert, The Poetry of Experience: The Dramatic Monologue in Modern Literary Tradition New York: Random House, 1963.

Langbaum, Robert, "The Dramatic Monologue: Sympathy versus Judgement," in The Poetry of Experience: The Dramatic Monologue in Modern Literary Tradition, Random House, 1957, pp. 75-108.

Raymond, William O., "Browning's Casuists," in Studies in Philology, Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, October, 1940, pp. 641-66.

Ryals, Clyde de L., "Browning's Irony," in The Victorian Experience: The Poets, edited by Richard A. Levine, Ohio University Press, 1982, pp. 23-46.

For Further Study

Atlick, Richard D., Victorian People and Ideas, New York: Norton, 1973.
An overview of Victorian culture and history, presented thematically as a companion to the literature of the age.

McCarthy, Mary, The Stones of Florence, New York: Harvest Books, 1963.
Writing about its most significant city, McCarthy paints a compelling picture of the Renaissance in all its glory and corruption.

Pater, Walter, The Renaissance, Chicago: Pandora Books, 1978.
A Victorian, Pater resurrects the great figures of the Renaissance. His biographical sketches tell not only of the period about which he writes but also about his nineteenth-century audience, which had grown skeptical of its Renaissance legacy.


Historical and Social Context