About Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Her work had a major influence on prominent writers of the day, including the American poets Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson. She is remembered for such poems as ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ (Sonnet 43, 1845) and Aurora Leigh (1856).
Aurora Leigh Synopsis
Aurora Leigh is a novel in blank verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, published in 1857. Encompassing nine books, it tells of the heroine’s childhood and youth in Italy and England, her self-education in her father’s hidden library, and her successful pursuit of a literary career. Although it was a great popular success, Aurora Leigh was not admired by critics.
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