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Robert Browning wrote thirty-one books of poetry (excluding numerous collected editions) and became the most influential practitioner of the dramatic monologue in the Victorian period. He also wrote literary criticism and two plays that were staged. His poetry's conversational phrasing, challenging syntax, quotidian imagery, and philosophical preoccupations respond to romanticism and anticipate modernism. He has become one of the most prominent among canonical Victorian poets.
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7 May 1812 RB, poet, was born in Southampton Street, Camberwell, near London. Bibliographic Citation link.
March 1833 RB's first publication, Pauline, an autobiographical poem, appeared anonymously. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 November 1855 RB published his poetry collection Men and Women. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 December 1889 RB, poet, died in the Palazzo Rezzonico, Venice, Italy. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 December 1889 On the day of his death, RB's last volume of poetry, Asolando: Fancies and Facts, was published. Bibliographic Citation link.
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