By M. Garrett
A number of thousand letters to and from Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning have survived, including different details at the composition and context of works from Barrett's 'Lines on advantage' written on the age of 8 in 1814 to Browning's Asolando (1889). The Chronology seeks to steer readers via this mass of fabric in 3 major sections: adolescence, contrasting early backgrounds and careers, and becoming curiosity in every one other's paintings to 1845; courtship, marriage, Italy, and paintings together with Aurora Leigh and males and females (1845-61); Browning's later lifetime of relentless socializing and prolific writing from his go back to London to his demise in Venice in 1889. The ebook presents not just specified courting yet a lot subject on such issues because the Brownings' huge examining in English, French and classical literature, their many friendships, and their occasionally conflicting political opinions.
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1 (Tues) The Barrett group in Torquay (except George) moves to 3 Beacon Terrace. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-24 1838 32 A Browning Chronology December 16 (Sun) He attends a private reading of Bulwer Lytton’s play Richelieu at Macready’s house. 24 Dickens, Forster and RB come to watch Macready rehearse the pantomime Harlequin and Fair Rosamond. At the end of 1838 or the beginning of 1839 RB is probably aware of Fanny Kemble’s play An English Tragedy, submitted to Macready on 19 December and based on the real story of Lord de Ros, which will also influence RB’s The Inn Album (1875).
November 5 (Sat) She writes her poem ‘The Weakest Thing’ (Seraphim) for possible inclusion in her friend Nelly Bordman’s album. 5 EBB’s brothers Bro and Sam go to Reform meetings at Hereford and Worcester. 16 She is reading Camoëns; on 17 she begins to write ‘Catarina to Camoens’ (see October 1843). On 30 she starts copying it into Annie Boyd’s album (continuing on 13 January 1832). 8–14 EBB again stays at Ruby Cottage. 26–30 She is at Eastnor Castle. 1832 By now RB is a member of the ‘Set’ of friends who meet for ‘colloquials’ in the 1830s and, more irregularly, the early 1840s.
Fox. RB sends him a copy of Paracelsus. December c. 2 (Wed) The Barretts move to 74 Gloucester Place, London. 7–8 Macready reads Paracelsus and finds it daring, sometimes obscure, and evidence that RB ‘can scarcely fail to be a leading spirit of his time’. On 31 Macready entertains a group including RB and Forster, who meet for the first time. Afterwards Macready notes in his diary that RB ‘looks and speaks more like a youthful poet than any man I ever saw’. 1836 This year or later RB begins learning Hebrew.