Robert Browning: A Life After ...
2 in stock
Robert Browning spent fifteen years married to a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett. Browning was forty-nine when Elizabeth died, and this new biography takes her death as its starting point. The central drama of Browning’s life was the conflict between a need to put his marriage behind him (he had a young son, Pen, to bring up) and the overwhelming desire to cling to his wife’s memory and preserve the literary myth of their marriage.While wrestling with this situation, Browning was drawn to three very different women – sensitive Julia Wedgwood, impetuous Lady Ashburton and the rich American Katherine Bronson.
Pamela Neville-Sington’s unique approach has produced an unusually insightful biography. Browning’s life was one of love, loss, death and redemption, as well as a man’s compelling struggle to overcome grief and begin his artistic life anew.
The Orion Publishing Group
|Year of Publication||