➺ [Reading] ➼ Browning By Iain Finlayson ➯ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk This edition does not include illustrationsA major biography of the most modern and the most underrated of English Literature's Great VictoriansHenry James called Robert Browning 1812–89 'a tremendo This edition does not include illustrationsA major biography of the most modern and the most underrated of English Literature's Great VictoriansHenry James called Robert Browning – 'a tremendous and incomparable modern' and the immediacy and collouial energy of his poetry has ensured its enduring appeal This biography sets out to do the same for his life animating the stereotypes romantic hero poetic exile eminent man of letters that have left him neglected by modern biographers He has been seen primarily as one half of that romantic pair the Brownings; and while the courtship elopement and marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning remains a perennially seductive subject and one Finlayson evokes vividly uoting extensively from their daily letters and contemporary accounts there is far to Browning than thatChronological in structure this book is divided into three sections which deal with his life's major themes adolescence and ambition marriage and money paternity and poetry Browning explores the many experiences that inspired his writing his education and passions his relationships with family and friends his continual financial struggles and revulsion at being seen as a fortune hunter his most unVictorian approach to marriage sexual euality his helping wean Elizabeth off morphine and nursing her through various illnesses fatherhood and fame inviting a leading member of the Browning Society to watch him burning a trunk of personal letters all of which contribute to a fascinating portrait of a highly unconventional Victorian At once witty and moving this critical biography will revolutionise perceptions of the poet – and of the man.
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- Iain Finlayson
- 10 December 2016 Iain Finlayson