This audiobook takes us from Robert Browning's earliest work, through the poet's literary successes and critical disappointments, by way of romantic lyrics such as "Home Thoughts from Abroad". Explanatory commentaries elucidate the works and place them in a historical and biographical context.
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Robert Browning (1812-1889) attended the newly founded University of London for a year before travelling widely on the Continent in the 1830s and 1840s. After a clandestine courtship, he married Elizabeth Barrett in 1846 and they lived in Italy until her death in 1861. He is one of the most significant and inventive of Victorian poets.
Daniel Karlin is Professor of English at University College, London. He has edited The Penguin Book of Victorian verse.
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