Sonnets From The Portuguese

Sonnets From The Portuguese

Illuminated By The Brownings' Love Letters

Book - 1996
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"I love your verse with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett . . . and I love you too," Robert Browning wrote in January 1845, thus initiating the most celebrated literary correspondence of the nineteenth century. During their courtship, Elizabeth privately wrote a series of forty-four sonnets to Robert, which she disclosed to no one -- not even to him -- until three years after their marriage. The poems were later collected in a volume entitled Sonnets form the Portuguese. In this elegant new edition, the poems are accompanied by relevant excerpts from Elizabeth and Robert's love letters. With an introduction by biographer Julia Markus, this volume will be a valued resource for the poetry scholar and those wanting wise and lyrical guidance in matters of love.

Publisher: Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780880014519
0880014512
Branch Call Number: 821.8
Characteristics: xxiii, 93 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Peterson, William S.
Markus, Julia 1939-

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