This biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, written with reference to Browning correspondence only recently available, argues that the poet was a strong and determined woman largely responsible for her own incarceration in Wimpole Street. The author traces her life from her early childhood and adolescence and explores her marriage. She draws a picture of early Victorian family life and aims to show that Elizabeth was a considerable and dedicated poet, self-willed, witty and courageous. Forster has also edited the companion volume "Selected Poems" of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and is author of several other biographies.
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"This is the most exciting sort of biography to read, or to write: the myth-dispelling biography which overturns an old story, and does so most convincingly."--"New Statesman"About the Author:
Marjorie Stone is Professor of English & Women's Studies at Dalhousie University. Beverly Taylor is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina.
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Book Description Vintage, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99768615