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Robert Browning Bio 1911 EB

Robert Browning Biography Family background Early career & personality First major poems (Paracelsus and Sordello) Dramatic works Expanding poetic repertoire Marriage Browning’s masterpiece: The Ring and the Book Growing fame Later writings Beliefs (religious and moral) End of life Comparison … Continue reading

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How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix by Robert Browning

This vivid and evocative story poem is characteristic of Robert Browning’s dramatic verse. In the first video at the bottom of this post, he can be heard reciting a portion of the poem at a dinner party in April 1889. When … Continue reading

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My Last Duchess by Robert Browning

My Last Duchess by Robert Browning [This poem comes from Browning’s Shorter Poems, edited by Franklin Baker, published in 1917 and now in the public domain. Mr. Baker’s introductory and line notes are included below–numbers in parentheses such as (1) … Continue reading

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Caliban upon Setebos by Robert Browning

CALIBAN UPON SETEBOS OR, NATURAL THEOLOGY IN THE ISLAND by Robert Browning from Browning’s Shorter Poems: Selected and Edited by Franklin Baker, Professor of English in Teachers College, Columbia University. Fourth edition, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1917. (Selected notes … Continue reading

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Fra Lippo Lippi by Robert Browning

Fra Lippo Lippi by Robert Browning The text below comes from Men and Women by Robert Browning; the helpful introductory and line notes (make sure you don’t miss those–they’re located at the end of the poem) are by Charlotte Porter … Continue reading

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The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church Rome, 15– by Robert Browning

THE BISHOP ORDERS HIS TOMB AT SAINT PRAXED’S CHURCH ROME, 15— by Robert Browning [This poem comes from Browning’s Shorter Poems, edited by Franklin Baker, published in 1917 and now in the public domain; the text has been slightly adapted … Continue reading

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Browning [This poem comes from Browning’s Shorter Poems, edited by Franklin Baker, published in 1917 and now in the public domain. Mr. Baker’s introductory and line notes are included below–numbers in parentheses such … Continue reading

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Robert Browning Poetry

Robert Browning Poetry Robert Browning (1812-1889) was an English poet, known for his dramatic verse. Considered one of the foremost poets of the Victorian era, Browning was born the same year as Charles Dickens. He was married to poet Elizabeth … Continue reading

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