Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was a famous Victorian poet, known for poems like "How do I Love Thee," and for her love affair with Robert Browning, whom she also married. Find more details related to the life and works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
1. Elizabeth Barrett Browningby Marjorie Stone. Palgrave. From the publisher: "Drawing from previously neglected manuscripts, this new study deconstructs the gender and genre ideologies obscuring the achievement of England's first major woman poet. Marjorie Stone resituates Elizabeth Barrett Browning in her cultural context, demonstrating her prominence in nineteenth-century literary history and Victorian feminist discourse."
2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning by Martin Garrett. Oxford University Press. From the publisher: "The English poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning are known for their remarkable love story--moving together to Italy after marrying in secret to avoid the wrath of her controlling and eccentric father. Their famous love is borne out in their letters to each other and in her best-known work, 'Sonnets from the Portugues,' a sequence of 44 sonnets recording the growth of her love for Robert Browning."
3. Elizabeth Barrett Browningby Harold Bloom (Editor). Chelsea House Publishers. From the publisher: "The writing of Elizabeth Barrett Browning won immediate acclaim upon her initial publication in the 1850s. She was praised for presenting a model of a working woman poet and her bold engagement of important social issues. Take a look at her work through criticism offering various perspectives."
4. Elizabeth Barrett Browingby Irene Cooper Willis. M.S.G. Haskell House. From the publisher: "A perceptive study of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's life and poetry, based upon the letters of the Brownings and the letters of R. H. Horne and Mary Russell Mitford."
by Lilian Whiting. M.S.G. Haskell House. From the publisher: "A detailed account of the life and work and romance of Robert and Elizabeth Browning. One of the best studies of the subject since it interrelates their life and work."
6. Elizabeth Barrett Browningby Rebecca Stott and Simon Avery. Longman Publishing Group. From the publisher: "This is a biographical survey, as well as, a study of Barrett Browning's poetry & its critical reception, and an assessment of her influence on later poets. This book examines the complex 'myths' which are associated with Elizabeth Barrett Browning."
by Martin Garrett (Editor). Palgrave. From the publisher: "This book gathers accounts of the two poets from her precocious childhood to his death in Venice. Comments from contemporaries (including Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne, Tennyson, and Henry James) and from the poets themselves give a range of perspective on their politics, relationships, religious beliefs, ambitions and working habits, and personal appearance."
by Linda M. Lewis. University of Missouri Press. From the publisher: "'Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Spiritual Progress' examines not only Browning's most admired works, such as 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' and 'Aurora Leigh,' but also her large body of political works and her important early poems--'The Seraphim' and 'A Drama of Exile.' This intertextual book compares Browning's ideology to that of feminists such as Margaret Fuller, Harriet Martineau, and Florence Nightingale..."
by Sandra Donaldson (Editor). Gale Group. This volume collects essays about trends and methods in the works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The work includes critical interpretations from the past, and from around the world.
10. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browningby Martin Garrett. Palgrave. From the publisher: "This book gathers accounts of the two poets from her precocious childhood to his death in Venice. Comments from contemporaries (including Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne, Tennyson, and Henry James) and from the poets themselves give a range of perspective on their politics, relationships, religious beliefs, ambitions, working habits, and personal appearances."