Robert Browning

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Standard Name: Browning, Robert
Used Form: Z
RB 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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death Alfred Tennyson
He was buried in Westminster Abbey on October 12, next to the grave of Robert Browning . His estate at death was valued at £57,206 13s. 9d.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Education Millicent Garrett Fawcett
From twelve to fifteen, Millicent Garrett (later MGF ) was sent to a boarding school at Blackheath in Kent, run by a Miss [Louisa] Browning, who was an aunt of the poet Robert Browning .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Strachey, Ray. Millicent Garrett Fawcett. J. Murray.
6-7, 10, 15
Education Dora Greenwell
Thereafter, she taught herself, studying philosophy, Latin, German, Italian, French, political economy, and theology.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
199
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Dorling, William. Memoirs of Dora Greenwell. James Clarke.
73
She was very well read and took a particular interest in the writings of Caroline Norton , Felicia Hemans
Education Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Taught by governesses until she was thirteen, Margaret Haig Thomas learned to read at about five. She was taught German and French, and she also learned Welsh as a child but did not retain it...
Education Ella Hepworth Dixon
EHD received a particularly comprehensive education, though she says she acquired only a small amount of knowledge, at the hands of private instructors, all of whom were male. (Her father disliked schools for young ladies...
Education Denise Levertov
DL never went to school, but was educated at home by her mother up to the age of twelve. She then began ballet lessons (for which she had a passion, but which caused her to...
Education Marjorie Bowen
To educate herself further, she read widely, setting herself literary exercises, writing verse imitating or dramatising Chaucer , Spenser , and Browning . However, she writes that at that time, I had read no really...
Education Frances Ridley Havergal
FRH was an avid reader within limits: her selection of material was mostly dictated by her religious interests. After receiving a copy of a book about literary women she commented, The sad sketch of L. E. L.
Education Constance Smedley
She later attended King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham. While there she entered a competition for reciting poems by Robert Browning , and wrote to ask him for his own interpretation...
Education Jessie Fothergill
She acquired much knowledge through her voracious consumption of books: I loved books, and read all that I could get hold of, and have had many a rebuke for poring over those books instead of...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Robert Browning wrote a letter to Elizabeth Barrett , effusively praising her poetry.
Forster, Margaret. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography. Grafton.
143
Browning, Robert, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The Brownings’ Correspondence. Editors Kelley, Philip et al., Wedgestone Press.
10: xii
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Robert Browning paid his first visit to Elizabeth Barrett in Wimpole Street.
Forster, Margaret. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography. Grafton.
150
Taplin, Gardner B. The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Yale University Press.
151
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett agreed to marry Robert Browning .
Browning, Robert, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The Brownings’ Correspondence. Editors Kelley, Philip et al., Wedgestone Press.
11: 99-100
Taplin, Gardner B. The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Yale University Press.
159-60
Family and Intimate relationships Adelaide Procter
AP 's mother, born Anne Skepper , was a clever and observant woman, a frequent and influential hostess to the London literary elite. Frances Kemble considered her notable for her pungent epigrams and brilliant sallies...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett secretly married Robert Browning at St Marylebone Church, London.
Markus, Julia. Dared and Done: The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Knopf.
70
Forster, Margaret. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography. Grafton.
180

Timeline

1 November 1907: The British Museum's reading room reopened...

Building item

1 November 1907

The British Museum 's reading room reopened after being cleaned and redecorated; the dome was embellished with the names of canonical male writers, beginning with Chaucer and ending with Browning .

Texts

Browning, Robert. Asolando. Smith, Elder.
Browning, Robert. Balaustion’s Adventure. Smith, Elder, 1871.
Browning, Robert. Bells and Pomegranates. Edward Moxon, 1846.
Browning, Robert, and Isa Blagden. Dearest Isa: Robert Browning’s Letters to Isabella Blagden. Editor McAleer, Edward C., Greenwood Press.
Browning, Robert. Dramatic Idyls. Smith, Elder, 1879.
Browning, Robert. Dramatis Personae. Chapman and Hall, 1864.
Browning, Robert. “Editorial Materials”. Robert Browning’s Poetry: Authoritative Texts, Criticism, edited by James F. Loucks, W. W. Norton, 1979, p. various pages.
Browning, Robert, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. “Editorial Materials”. The Brownings’ Correspondence, edited by Philip Kelley et al., Wedgestone Press, 1984, p. Various pages.
Browning, Robert, and Julia Wedgwood. “Introduction”. Robert Browning and Julia Wedgwood: A Broken Friendship as Revealed by Their Letters, edited by Richard Curle, Frederick A. Stokes, 1937, p. vii - xxiii.
Browning, Robert, and Isa Blagden. “Introduction”. Dearest Isa: Robert Browning’s Letters to Isabella Blagden, edited by Edward C. McAleer, Greenwood Press, 1970, p. xix - xxxiii.
Ricks, Christopher et al. “Introduction”. The Brownings: Letters and Poetry, International Collectors Library, 1970, pp. 1-29.
Browning, Robert. “Introduction and Editorial Materials”. The Ring and the Book, edited by Richard D. Altick, Yale University Press, 1971, pp. 7 - 20, 629.
Browning, Robert. “Introduction and Editorial Materials”. The Ring and the Book, edited by Thomas J. Collins and Richard D. Altick, Broadview, 2001, pp. vii - xviii; 765.
Day, Aidan, and Robert Browning. “Introduction, Critical Commentary, and Editorial Materials”. Robert Browning: Selected Poetry and Prose, Routledge, 1991, pp. 1 - 21, 151.
Browning, Robert, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. “Introductory Essay”. Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Edward Moxon, 1852.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Last Poems. Editor Browning, Robert, Chapman and Hall, 1862.
Browning, Robert. Men and Women. Chapman and Hall, 1855.
Browning, Robert. “Notes”. Robert Browning, The Poems, edited by John Pettigrew et al., Yale University Press, 1981, pp. 973-1157.
Browning, Robert. Paracelsus. Effingham Wilson, 1835.
Browning, Robert. Pauline. Saunders and Otley, 1833.
Browning, Robert. “Porphyria”. The Monthly Repository.
Browning, Robert, and Julia Wedgwood. Robert Browning and Julia Wedgwood: A Broken Friendship as Revealed in Their Letters. Editor Curle, Richard, John Murray and Jonathan Cape, 1937.
Browning, Robert. Robert Browning’s Poetry: Authoritative Texts, Criticism. Editor Loucks, James F., W. W. Norton, 1979.
Browning, Robert. Robert Browning, The Poems. Editors Pettigrew, John and Thomas J. Collins, Yale University Press, 1981.
Browning, Robert. Sordello. Edward Moxon, 1840.