DaredDone: Marriage Of Elizabeth BarrettRobert Browning

DaredDone Marriage Of Elizabeth BarrettRobert Browning The story of two great English poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning whose work was immediately recognized and adored by their contemporaries whose courtship ranks with the great love stories

  • Title: DaredDone: Marriage Of Elizabeth BarrettRobert Browning
  • Author: Julia Markus
  • ISBN: 9780821412466
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • The story of two great English poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, whose work was immediately recognized and adored by their contemporaries, whose courtship ranks with the great love stories of all time and in whose marriage romance was not merely sustained but intensified We follow the course of their rich marriage, from the beginning when each saw the other aThe story of two great English poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, whose work was immediately recognized and adored by their contemporaries, whose courtship ranks with the great love stories of all time and in whose marriage romance was not merely sustained but intensified We follow the course of their rich marriage, from the beginning when each saw the other as a brilliant poet, a compassionate and strangely similar heart, through the years in which they discovered each other s differences, each remaining a complex and thrilling human being to the other To tell their story, Markus for the first time makes use of much of Elizabeth s unpublished correspondence, amid a wealth of other documents She delves fully into the Brownings Creole background and shows how it affected their lives and their work Elizabeth was the first of the Jamaican Barretts to be born in England in many generations Brilliantly interweaving the Brownings own words with her authentic and perceptive narrative, Julia Markus brings these two great poets their marriage, their work, their times alive as never before.

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    • Two beautiful biographies, and one of the best love stories ever, of the marriage and relationship between Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning during the Victorian period of the 19th century. Defying her tyrannical father and despite her poor health, Elizabeth Barrett secretly married Robert Browning in 1846 after an intense courtship, and fled to Europe. Over the next 15 years in Italy she gave birth to one son, Pen, and had 4 miscarriages. This book chronicles their union, drawing on their c [...]


    • It's almost impossible to think of either Elizabeth Barrett or Robert Browning without the other. They come as a pair, two of Victorian England's premier poets, famous as much for their romantic mid-life marriage as for their poetry. In Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth's most famous and enduring work, the two entwine. 'How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.'A secret romance conducted largely through letters, under the nose of Elizabeth's domineering and tyrannical father, who refused t [...]


    • We enter the story through the sealed Victorian world of the Barretts. Elizabeth, at thirty-nine, a poet of international fame, a child prodigy who had grown to be a middle-aged spinster, a woman for whom romantic love seemed not to be possible, confined by illness, morphine, and the tyranny of her father. Waiting for what she perceived to be her imminent death, she meets Robert Browning and the two fall in love. Her realization of this love is encapsulated in the first sonnet from "Sonnets from [...]


    • This is an engaging biography of their courtship and marriage. I was amazed to see how deep was their love of each other, how deeply they got into each others’ minds and emotions, and yet how they did not manipulate or dominate. And the book is written with depth and perspective. Also interesting was what the book revealed of Victorian lifestyle and mindset. There was a strong letter-writing tradition that was replete with hyperbole. The use of prescription narcotics including morphine was at [...]


    • I gave this book 5 stars (amazing read) because other than the Sonnets of the Portuguese I knew very little about EBB. She had 11 siblings and a father who kept them closely guarded. She was on morphine since the age of 14 due to ill health and lived isolated in her room for 6 years before her marriage to RB. The book uses the letters they exchanged to show the truth behind the public view. (EBB was famous during their lifetime and RB more famous now). This is such a well written book I can't se [...]


    • A thoughtful and compelling account of the Barrett-Browning marriage, this made me want to go read some poetry (not something you'll hear me say every day). Elizabeth Barrett seems more vivid than her husband here (perhaps because of the author's extensive use of quotes from her letters), but this was clearly a remarkable marriage between remarkable people. I like how they always seem to have each other's backs, even when they disagree.


    • I was so delighted by the outrageous events surrounding the weird courtship and marriage of this talented couple that I couldn't put this book down until I saw them safely married, traipsing around Italy and Paris with baby in tow. Then, to my surprise, I became incurably bored with it. That was just a few days ago, but to tell you the truth, I can't find that book anywhere.Anyway, I highly recommend the book on the merits of the first half alone. A really neat story.


    • I really enjoyed this biography of a marriage. Quotes from letters are delightful and make me want to read a book of EBB's letters (she's so wry). The author uses history appropriately to understand the individuals involved and her analysis of the psychology of the individuals involved is astute and interesting. Definitely a homerun of a biography. I would read others by Markus.


    • This is a biography (in a way) of the marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning and it is an amazing story. Poet Elizabeth Barrett was an invalid in her thirties confined to her house and restricted by a tyrannical father when she corresponded with the younger and less famous Robert Browning. They fell in love, she found she could walk and slowly got stronger physically and they married secretly and then fled to Italy. She thrived in Italy and in the warmth of her husband's regard and lo [...]


    • I had not read other biographies of this couple, so this book was useful to me because it tells the story of their lives and their love for one another. I did sense a bit of preference the author may have displayed toward Robert Browning, or a bias against Elizabeth B.B and I believe Markus did academic research about him previous to writing this trade book. R.B. did leave much more for the author to work with, since he lived a longer and more prolific existence, so perhaps her bias is understan [...]


    • I took my time with this book, as when I sat down to read, I would be fully immersed in the time and place described in each chapter, and would feel as though I was living among the people described therein. Such is the meticulous detail with which Ms. Markus takes us into the the lives and the relationships of these two great Victorian poets. The depth and breadth of their intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual expressiveness is matched by the depth and breadth of Ms. Markus' scholarsh [...]


    • Helpful source as I work on the new play. Shows the many connections the two had with other writers and artists of the times. A little too sentimental at time, but solid information and many direct quotes from the Brownings letters, which is exactly what I need. I would give it 4 1/2 stars if I could.



    • Amazing to finally get more detailed information on their courtship and family reactions at the time. Loved it.



    • Beautiful story, and the historical perspective illustrated by the letters these two wrote is incredible. Poets write great letters, apparently.



    • FANTASTIC! What an inspiring love story from the life of two fantastic and famous poets who prevailed in their forbidden love through writing.


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