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My Last Duchess and Other Poems

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ISBN-10: 0486277836

ISBN-13: 9780486277837

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Robert Browning

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42 works revealing the Victorian poet’s great gifts as a poignant lyricist and a dramatist of great virtuosity. Collection includes a number of Browning’s famed dramatic monologues—"Fra Lippo Lippi," "How It Strikes a Contemporary" and "The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church" among them—plus such memorable masterworks as "Love among the Ruins," "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," "Home Thoughts from Abroad" and "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister."
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Book details

List price: $4.00
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242

Robert Browning was the son of a well-to-do clerk in the Bank of England. He was educated by private tutors and from his own reading in his father's library and elsewhere. Browning's first publication was Pauline (1833). The work made no stir at all. The following year Browning went to St. Petersburg and from there to Italy. On his return to England in 1835 he published Paracelsus, a dramatic poem based on the life of the fifteenth-century magician and alchemist. Browning next attempted a play. Strafford was the first of the poet's dramatic failures; it ran only five nights at Covent Garden in 1836. An obscure and difficult poem, Sordello, appeared in 1840. It did a great deal toward giving…