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34. Richardson, Joanna. THE BROWNINGS. (1986). ****. This is a fascinating look at the lives of the Brownings as told through their letters and through the letters of their friends. The technique that the author used allowed for a seamless, chronologically correct biography using the various letters to provide a “real time” look at this famous couple. It starts, of course, at a point before Robert met Elizabeth Barrett. We learn of her illness and general frailty and her extreme devotion to her ...more