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ISBN-10: 1551113724

ISBN-13: 9781551113722

Edition: 2001

Authors: Robert Browning, Richard D. Altick, Thomas J. Collins

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Broadview Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 824
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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…    

Richard D. Altick was Regents' Professor of English at Ohio State University. Among his numerous previously published works are The Scholar Adventurers, The English Common Reader, and Victorian People and Ideas.