Elizabeth Barrett Browning





Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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born
in Durham, England, The United Kingdom
March 06, 1806

died
June 29, 1861

gender
female

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most respected poets of the Victorian era.

Born in County Durham, the eldest of 12 children, Browning was educated at home. She wrote poetry from around the age of six and this was compiled by her mother, comprising what is now one of the largest collections extant of juvenilia by any English writer. At 15 Browning became ill, suffering from intense head and spinal pain for the rest of her life, rendering her frail. She took laudanum for the pain, which may have led to a lifelong addiction and contributed to her weak health.

In the 1830s Barrett's cousin John Kenyon introduced her to prominent literary figures of the day such as William Wordsworth, Mary Russell Mitford, Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Alfred
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 7,811 ratings — published 1850 — 76 editions
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Aurora Leigh
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,188 ratings — published 1856 — 29 editions
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Selected Poems
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 370 ratings — published 2010 — 18 editions
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Love Poems of Elizabeth and...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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The Complete Poetical Works
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 1875 — 36 editions
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Aurora Leigh and Other Poems
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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How Do I Love Thee? Let Me ...
4.53 of 5 stars 4.53 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1996
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Love Sonnets
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1993
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The Works of Elizabeth Barr...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1973 — 16 editions
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More books by Elizabeth Barrett Browning…
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Selected Poems

“Earth's crammed with heaven...
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

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