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The Complete Works Of Robert Browning With Variant Readings And Annotations Volume X [ 10 ] ( Balaustion's Adventure & Prince Hohenstiel Schwangau )

Browning, Robert - Dooley, Allan C & Dooley, Susan E [editors]

Verlag: Baylor University & Ohio University Press, 1999
ISBN 10: 0821413007 / ISBN 13: 9780821413005
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Titel: The Complete Works Of Robert Browning With ...

Verlag: Baylor University & Ohio University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

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Cloth, dj, F/F. xxvi+264pp, b/w frontis, a fine copy in a fine dustjacket. This volume contains the complete annotated text of the poems 'Balaustion's Adventure' and 'Prince Hohenstiel Schwangau', with extensive footnotes. 625 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40580

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Inhaltsangabe: The Complete Works of Robert Browning, Volume X contains critical editions of Balaustion's Adventure: Including a Transcript from Euripides and Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, Saviour of Society. Both published in 1871, these two long poems take up a pair of subjects that held enduring fascination for Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning: classical Greek literature and the career of Napoleon III, Emperor of France. Balaustion's Adventure, which the poet characterized as merely a \u201cMay-month amusement,\u201d was surprisingly successful with the reading public that paid more attention to Browning after the triumph of The Ring and the Book in 1868-69. His first poem since the publication of that masterpiece, Balaustion's Adventure creates a charming and brave narrator who recalls in vivid detail a performance of Euripides' play Alcestis.
Browning began a poem on Louis Napoleon in 1860, but not until after the fall of the Second Empire in 1870 did he attempt a full-scale portrait of the French emperor. As an exercise in self-justification, Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau falls into a familiar sub-genre of Browning's dramatic monologues. The most intriguing aspect of the poem lies in its biographical importance: the character and career of Napoleon III was a topic of sustained, sharp disagreement between Robert and Elizabeth Browning.
As always in this acclaimed series, a complete record of textual variants is provided, as well as extensive explanatory notes.

Über den Autor: Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem "Paracelsus," published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation.
In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

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