The Complete Works of Robert Browning

PREFACE I CONTENTS This edition of the works of Robert Browning is intended to be complete. It will comprise at least seventeen volumes and will contain: 1. The entire contents of the first editions of Browning's works, ...

The Complete Works of Robert Browning

In the 1880s, the aging Browning showed once again the remarkable versatility of his lyric and narrative talents. Ranging across eras and cultures, the books here reveal his late thoughts about history, myth, legend, faith, love, and desire. He had never been more popular, and the founding of the Browning Society in 1881 expanded both his audience and his sense of his place in English letters. The first title in Volume XV is Dramatic Idylls, Second Series (1880). Taking his subjects from classical history, colonial India, Arabian legend, medieval sorcery, Jewish folk tales, and Greek myth, Browning startles the reader with the rapidity of his thought and the inventiveness of his art. In Jocoseria (1883) Browning’s subjects range across time and space from Hebraic legend to the England of the Romantics. Such variety helped attract new readers: Jocoseria was immediately successful, and a second edition was printed in the same year as the first. Although Browning’s next volume, Ferishtah’s Fancies (1884), was so popular that three editions were printed in less than two years, this artful string of anecdotes and lyrics has attracted little favorable criticism. The materials— Persian legends and Arabic backgrounds—chimed with the wildly popular Orientalism of FitzGerald’s Rubáiyát, Whistler’s Peacock Room, and Alma-Tadema’s paintings. But the thought was pure Browning in his most optimistic vein, and not at all in tune with the growing pessimism of the day. As always in this series of critical editions, a complete record of textual variants is provided, as well as extensive explanatory notes.

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The Complete Works of Robert Browning
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Robert Browning
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Ohio University Press

In the 1880s, the aging Browning showed once again the remarkable versatility of his lyric and narrative talents. Ranging across eras and cultures, the books here reveal his late thoughts about history, myth, legend, faith, love, and desire. He had never been more popular, and the founding of the Browning
The Complete Works of Robert Browning: Poems, Plays, Letters & Biographies in One Edition
Language: en
Pages: 3780
Authors: Robert Browning
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-15 - Publisher: e-artnow

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Robert Browning (1812–1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their
The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Browning
Language: en
Pages: 1033
Authors: Robert Browning
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1895 - Publisher:

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The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning
Language: en
Pages: 1033
Authors: Robert Browning
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1895 - Publisher:

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The Complete Poetical and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning
Language: en
Pages: 1033
Authors: Robert Browning
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1895 - Publisher:

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