Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Poems

Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Poems

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Overview

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861), English poet and wife of the poet Robert Browning, is perhaps best known for her remarkable series of 44 love poems Sonnets from the Portuguese. Published in 1850, they were written by Mrs. Browning to her husband during the early years of their relationship. Their obvious sincerity, gentleness, and passion and the devotion and gratitude they express have made the poems popular favorites with generations of readers.
Mrs. Browning, however, addressed a wide range of other concerns, and this rich selection also includes poems dealing with religion, art, social problems, and political events. Among such works included here are: "Cheerfulness Taught by Reason," "A Curse for a Nation," "The Forced Recruit," "Grief," "A Musical Instrument," "The Cry of the Human," and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486111575
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 10/04/2012
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 949,822
File size: 623 KB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

The Seraphim and other Poems; The Sleep; A Sea-Side Walk; Consolation; Poems; Grief; Cheerfulness Taught by Reason; To George Sand: A Desire; To George Sand: A Recognition; The Cry of the Children; To Flush, My Dog; The Cry of the Human; Two Sketches; Henrietta; Arabella Barrett; Hiriam Powers; Greek Slave; A Woman's Shortcomings; Life and Love; Sonnets from the Portuguese; Poems before Congress; A Curse for a Nation; Last Poems; A False Step; Amy's Cruelty; A Musical Instrument; The Forced Recruit; English poet; Victorian era; County Durham; John Kenyon; child labour legislation; Tennyson; Wordsworth; Robert Browning; Florence; Edgar Allan Poe; Emily Dickinson; How Do I Love Thee?; Aurora Leigh

Table of Contents

From The Seraphim and other Poems (1838)
  The Sleep
  A Sea-Side Walk
  Consolation
 
From Poems (1844)
  Grief
  Cheerfulness Taught by Reason
  To George Sand: A Desire
  To George Sand: A Recognition
  The Cry of the Children (1843)
  To Flush, My Dog (1843)
  The Cry of the Human (1842)
 
From Poems (1850)
  Two Sketches [Henrietta and Arabella Barrett, the poet's sisters] (1847)
  Hiriam Powers' 'Greek Slave'
  A Woman's Shortcomings (1846)
  Life and Love
 
Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
 
From Poems before Congress (1860)
  A Curse for a Nation
 
From Last Poems (1862)
  A False Step
  Amy's Cruelty
  A Musical Instrument (1860)
  The Forced Recruit (1860)
 
Alphabetical List of Titles
Alphabetical List of First Lines

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Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Poems 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
whitewavedarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's no doubt that Browning's sonnets stand out above many of the poems here, but this small edition does hold together as a smooth and varied collection of her works. For a reader who doesn't need or want the added explanations that an editor might provide, and who simply wants a sample of Browning's lovely work, this might well be a worthwhile choice. Certainly, many of Browning's words feel dated and idealistic today, but they stand as a beautiful collection of poems from another time, and one worth revisiting.