The Poetry Of Robert Browning by Britta MartensThe Poetry Of Robert Browning by Britta Martens

The Poetry Of Robert Browning

byBritta Martens

Hardcover | September 9, 2016

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Robert Browning's pre-eminent status amongst Victorian poets has endured, despite the recent broadening of the literary canon. He is the main practitioner of the period's most important poetic genre, the dramatic monologue, while his engagement with many aspects of nineteenth-century culture makes him a key figure in the wider field of Victorian studies.

This stimulating introduction to the critical perspective on Browning's work examines a range of sources, from Victorian reviews through to the latest criticism. It provides an invaluable overview of the major debates surrounding Browning's work over the last two hundred years and places him in the context of Victorian culture and aesthetics.

Britta Martens is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England, UK. She is the review editor of the Journal of Browning Studies and the annual reviewer of publications on Browning for the US journal Victorian Poetry.
Title:The Poetry Of Robert BrowningFormat:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.02 inPublished:September 9, 2016Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230273319

ISBN - 13:9780230273313


Table of Contents

Introduction: Changing Perspectives in Browning Criticism
1. Romanticism: Browning and Shelley
2. Romanticism: Debt and Defiance
3. The Dramatic Monologue: Form and the Reader
4. The Dramatic Monologue: Causes and Context
5. Aesthetics: Realism and the Grotesque
6. Love and Gender Relations
7. Historical and Geographical Distancing
Conclusion: Browning at 200 and Beyond