Robert Browning: 21st-Century Oxford Authors

Hardcover | January 18, 2015

EditorRichard Cronin, Dorothy McMillan

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The Robert Browning volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series is the first one-volume fully annotated edition of Browning to offer a wide selection of work written throughout Browning's career, from the very first poem he published, Pauline, to Asolando, the volume that was published onthe day that he died. The text chosen is, wherever possible, the text of the poem as it was first published by Browning himself, and as a consequence the volume also constitutes a kind of biography. It reveals a poet who began as a bold experimentalist, and who continued to experiment throughout awriting career of more than fifty years. Browning is best known for his dramatic monologues, and the dramatic monologues are fully represented in this volume, but he was also a narrative poet, a poet of philosophical reflection, and a poet who fashioned an extraordinary variety of lyric measures. This volume reveals Browning as a far moreversatile poet than he is often taken to be. There are two important prose items, an essay on Shelley and a letter to Ruskin which clarify Browning's intellectual stance. The Notes include brief headnotes to each poem followed by detailed annotation. Browning is often a difficult poet, and the notesare designed to assist the reader to arrive at a full understanding of the poems. The volume also includes a general introduction and a detailed chronology of Browning's life and times.

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The Robert Browning volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series is the first one-volume fully annotated edition of Browning to offer a wide selection of work written throughout Browning's career, from the very first poem he published, Pauline, to Asolando, the volume that was published onthe day that he died. The text chosen is, w...

Richard Cronin has published very widely on nineteenth-century literature. After teaching for many years at the University of Glasgow, he has recently been appointed to a chair at Oxford Brookes University. Dorothy McMillan is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Glasgow, and has published widely with a particular focus on...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:550 pagesPublished:January 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsList of AbbreviationsIntroductionChronologyA Note on the Selection and Its OrderingPAULINE: A FRAGMENT OF A CONFESSION (1833)FROM THE MONTHLY REPOSITORY, VOL. X, N.S. 1836, 43-44; 45-46[Porphyria's Lover] Porphyria[Johannes Agricola in Meditation] JohannesBELLS AND POMEGRANATES, NO. I, PIPPA PASSES, (1841)Pippa PassesFROM BELLS AND POMEGRANATES, No. III, DRAMATIC LYRICS, (1842)[My Last Duchess] Italy and France: II. France[Soliloquy] Camp and Cloister: II. Cloister (Spanish)In a GondolaArtemis ProloguizesWaringThe Pied Piper of HamelinFROM HOOD'S MAGAZINE, vol. 1, June 1844; vol. 2, July 1844; vol. 3, March 1845; vol. 3, April 1845The LaboratoryGarden Fancies: I. The Flower's Name; II. Sibrandus Schnaburgensis[The Bishop Orders His Tomb at St. Praxed's Church] The Tomb at St. Praxed'sThe Flight of the Duchess, sections 1-9LETTER TO ELIZABETH BARRETT, 10 JANUARY, 1845FROM BELLS AND POMEGRANATES, NO. VII, DRAMATIC ROMANCES AND LYRICS (1845)How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to AixPictor Ignotus[The Italian in England] Italy in England[The Englishman in Italy] England in ItalyThe Lost LeaderHome Thoughts from Abroad, I and IIISaul, sections 1-9FROM LETTERS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1852)Introductory EssayFROM MEN AND WOMEN, I and II (1855)I.Love among the RuinsA Lovers' QuarrelEvelyn HopeUp at a Villa--Down in the CityA Woman's Last WordFra Lippo LippiA Toccata of Galuppi'sBy the FiresideAny Wife to Any HusbandAn Epistle - Karshish, the Arab PhysicianMesmerismA Serenade at the VillaMy Star'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came'RespectabilityA Light WomanThe Statue and the BustLove in a LifeLife in a LoveHow It Strikes a ContemporaryThe Last Ride TogetherThe Patriot: An Old StoryMaster Hugues of Saxe-GothaBishop Blougram's ApologyMemorabiliaII.Andrea del SartoIn a YearOld Pictures in FlorenceIn a Balcony'De Gustibus--'CleonTwo in the CampagnaA Grammarian's FuneralTranscendentalismOne Word MoreLETTER TO JOHN RUSKIN, 10 DECEMBER, 1855LETTER TO EUPHRASIA (FANNY) HAWORTH, 20 JULY, 1861FROM DRAMATIS PERSONAE (1864)[James Lee's Wife] James LeeGold Hair: A Legend of PornicDis Aliter VisumAbt VoglerRabbi Ben EzraDeath in the DesertCaliban upon SetebosConfessionsProspiceYouth and ArtA FaceMr Sludge the MediumFROM HELEN'S TOWER, CLANDEBOYE (1870)Helen's TowerFROM FIFINE AT THE FAIR (1872)Prologue: AmphibianEpilogue: the HouseholderTHE INN ALBUM (1875)FROM PACCHIAROTTO (1876)HouseBifurcationNumpholeptusA ForgivenessLA SAISIAZ (1878)FROM DRAMATIC IDYLS, 2ND SERIES (1880)Pan and LunaFROM JOCOSERIA (1883)Never the TimeFROM FERISHTAH'S FANCIES (1884)EpilogueFROM ANDREW REID, ED., WHY I AM A LIBERAL (1885)Why I am a LiberalFROM PARLEYINGS WITH PERSONS OF IMPORTANCE IN THEIR DAY (1887)VI. With Gerard de LairesseFROM THE ATHENEUM, JULY 13, 1889FROM ASOLANDO (1889)DevelopmentEpilogueNotesIndex of Titles and First Lines