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By M. Garrett

A number of thousand letters to and from Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning have survived, including different details at the composition and context of works from Barrett's 'Lines on advantage' written on the age of 8 in 1814 to Browning's Asolando (1889). The Chronology seeks to steer readers via this mass of fabric in 3 major sections: formative years, contrasting early backgrounds and careers, and becoming curiosity in each one other's paintings to 1845; courtship, marriage, Italy, and paintings together with Aurora Leigh and males and females (1845-61); Browning's later lifetime of relentless socializing and prolific writing from his go back to London to his demise in Venice in 1889. The e-book offers not just particular courting yet a lot subject on such issues because the Brownings' wide interpreting in English, French and classical literature, their many friendships, and their occasionally conflicting political views.

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17–19 EBB reads most of Keats’ poems. She finds them somewhat disappointing having already seen the finest passages in extracts. Hyperion, however, contains poetry of some grandeur. On 24 she finds Shelley’s Adonais ‘perfectly exquisite’ (Diary). com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-24 16 25 17 Hope End is put up for sale by auction but withdrawn when bids fail to reach the reserve price. Family tension about the possibility of leaving has been much exacerbated, since the spring, by lack of information from Mr Barrett.

By Effingham Wilson, the first work to appear under RB’s name. Publication is paid for by RB Senior. September EBB’s ‘Stanzas Addressed to Miss Landon, and Suggested by her “Stanzas on the Death of Mrs. Hemans”’ (Seraphim) is published in The New Monthly Magazine. 6 (Sun) John Forster ’s favourable review of Paracelsus in The Examiner, predicting for RB ‘a brilliant career, if he continues true to the present promise of his genius’, is among the responses which spread his fame and give him entry into wider social circles (see especially 26 May 1836).

Haydon and EBB exchange a series of letters on the relative merits of Wellington and Napoleon. She champions the latter. 4 (Sat) RB writes ‘There’s a sisterhood in words’ in the album of Helena Faucit, who played Lucy, Lady Carlisle in Strafford and Mildred in A Blot. 18 He snubs Macready in the street (according to Macready’s diary). 25 Discussing ‘The Dead Pan’ (1844) with Kenyon, EBB mounts a vigorous defence of religion in poetry (cp. 3 August 1839); the poem itself was conceived as an answer to Kenyon’s paraphrase from Schiller ‘The Gods of Greece’ (in the Countess of Blessington’s Keepsake for 1843).

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