In seventeen volumes, copublished with Baylor college, this acclaimed sequence good points annotated texts of all of Robert Browning’s identified writing. The sequence encompasses autobiography in addition to impacts concerning Browning’s lifestyles and profession and points of Victorian proposal and culture.?
The 6th within the projected seventeen-volume paintings, this quantity covers the second one 1/2 Men and Women (1855), possibly Browning's most famed assortment, and everything of Dramatis Personae (1864), the 1st e-book Browning produced after the dying of Elizabeth Barrett Browning in 1861.
Men and girls II comprises numerous nice dramatic poems on which Browning's recognition nonetheless relies, together with "Andrea del Sarto," "Saul," and "Cleon." additionally it is the extra intimate and private works "The parent Angel" and "One observe More," in addition to the mysterious "Women and Roses." The Brownings' shared pursuits in Renaissance artwork and nineteenth-century Italian politics tell the difficult "Old photos in Florence."
The booklet of Dramatis Personae used to be a key occasion within the quick upward push of Browning's status within the 1860s, although the gathering is marked by way of a welter of conflicting impulses that arose after the poet left Italy and his married lifestyles in the back of. The vintage monologues "Rabbi Ben Ezra" and "Abt Vogler" are right here, yet beside them Browning positioned the approximately surreal "Caliban upon Setebos" and the achingly self-regarding "James Lee's Wife," one of many volume's handful of dramatic lyrics approximately betrayed or failed relationships. additionally incorporated are "A dying within the Desert," which contributed to the serious Victorian debate approximately scriptural validity and non secular authority; and "Mr Sludge, 'The Medium,'" Browning's ferocious, pyrotechnic exposé of a spiritualist fraud.
As regularly during this acclaimed sequence, a whole list of textual variations is equipped, in addition to wide explanatory notes.