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“The full-veined, heaving, double-breasted Age”: Viewing EBB’s Poetic Aspiration in the Light of Early Reviews of Aurora Leigh and Two Letters

Reviews Aytoun, William Edmondstoune. Review of Aurora Leigh, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Detached from Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 81, no. 495 (Jan. 1857). Edinburgh: William Blackwood, pp. 23-41. ABL Periodicals Rare. https://www.browningscorrespondence.com/reviews/196/?rsId=254144. Review of Craigcrook Castle, by Gerald Massey, and Aurora Leigh, by…

Realigning the Apostle: J.W. Whittaker’s Sermon to the Chartists

J.W. Whittaker’s Sermon to the Chartists ABLibrary 19thCent OVZ BX5133.W542x D7 1839 Realigning the Apostle: J.W. Whittaker’s Sermon to the Chartists By Kristyn Drew Woytkewicz Introduction In 1839, proponents of Chartism, a working-class movement which argued for universal male suffrage and parliamentary reform, began staging…

Responses to In Memoriam: Early Comparisons of Tennyson through the Dialogue of Victorian Letters

Letters: 1. 13 December 1850 Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford 2. 19 July 1871 Edward Dowden to Elizabeth Dickinson West 3. 25 September 1882 James Martineau to Roden Noel Letter #1 is held in the Browning Letters Digital Collection of the…

Beyond the Threshold: Death, Nature, and Religious Life in Hopkins’s Response(s) to Rossetti’s “The Convent Threshold”

Goblin Market and Other Poems. By Christina Rossetti. With two designs by D. G. Rossetti. London: Printed by Macmillian and Co., Henrietta Street (1862).(ABLibrary 19thCent PR5237.G6 1862) ABL Women Poets Collection. Beyond the Threshold: Death, Nature, and Religious Life in Hopkins’s Response(s) to Rossetti’s…

Flexibility and Rigidity in Anglican Devotional Texts: The Book of Common Prayer and A Guide to the Holy Eucharist

A Guide to the Holy Eucharist. By William J.E. Bennet. Two Volumes. London: Printed by W.J. Cleaver, 1842. (Armstrong Browning Library, Anthem Archive: ABL Rare X 264.036 B472g 1843) The Book of Common Prayer and the Administration of Sacraments and Other Rites and…

Nature’s Intimate: Robert Browning’s New England Reception

The Boston Browning Society Papers Selected to Represent the Work of the Society from 1886-1897. New York: Macmillan, 1897. (ABLibrary Rare X 821.83 D B747b) Nature’s Intimate: Robert Browning’s New England Reception By Anna E. Beaudry Housed in plain, forest-green binding, the 1886-1897…

Reactions to Aurora Leigh’s Christianity in Contemporary Book Reviews

Roscoe, William Caldwell. “Aurora Leigh.” Detached from National Review, vol. 4, no. 8 (Apr. 1857). London: Chapman and Hall: pp. 359-384. Periodical Articles Meynell Collection. Browning Guide #A1721. Lawrance, Hannah. “Mrs. Browning’s Poetry.” Detached from British Quarterly Review, vol. 42, no. 84 (1865).…

Progressive, Pragmatic Redemption: The People’s Journal

The People’s Journal 34 (Aug. 22, 1846). London: John Bennett. Periodical Articles Meynell Collection. Browning Guide #A1834 Rare Item Analysis: Progressive, Pragmatic Redemption: The People’s Journal By Samantha Kiser Click here to visit an interactive timeline and map related to this post on Central…

Blots and Blanks: Discussions of Artistic Depiction in The Ring and the Book and “Fra Lippo Lippi”

Autograph dedication of lines 313-315 of “Fra Lippo Lippi,” signed, in Robert Browning’s copy of The Ring and the Book (London, 1868-1869), dated Christmas Day, 1868, and later presented to J.D. Williams (Browning Guide E0142). Autograph of lines 300-306 of “Fra Lippo Lippi,” signed,…

Layers of Interpretation: Moxon’s Illustrated “Idylls of the King” in Context

Idylls of the King. By Alfred Tennyson. Illustrated with thirty-seven engravings by Gustave Doré. London: Printed by Edward Moxon and Co., Dover Street, W (1868). (ABLibrary 19thCent Jumbo Oversize PR5558.A2 1868) Mid-January 1869 Alfred Tennyson to Frederick Locker ABL Digital Victorian Collection Rare Item…