Robert Browning

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Robert Browning

Robert Browning (7 May 1812 - 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright.[1] He was born in Camberwell, London. He was married to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.[2] The both moved to Italy and lived in Florence. He had one son. Browning died in Venice, Italy. He was buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.[3]

He wrote a poem called The Laboratory which was about a woman using poison to kill her lover's girlfriend.

Browning's longest work was the poem The Ring and the Book.[4] It consists of more than twenty thousand lines. It is based on a true story. It tells about a real crime committed in Italy at the end of 17th century. Its main hero is Pompilia Comparini, a young woman stabbed to death by her husband, count Guido Franceschini.

Poet's best work is probably the book Men and Woman. It was published in 1855. It is a collection of monologues.

Browning's last book is Asolando that was published in 1889.[5]

Gilbert Keith Chesterton wrote a book about Robert Browning.

References[change | change source]

  1. Robert Browning, Biography.
  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  3. Robert Browning, Victorian Web.
  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica.