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Robert Browning

Poet, Playwright (7-May-1812 — 12-Dec-1889)


George Bornstein. Poetic Remaking: The Art of Browning, Yeats, and Pound. Penn State Press. 1988. 164pp.

G. K. Chesterton. Robert Browning. London: Macmillan. 1903.

William C DeVane. A Browning Handbook. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1955.

Clyde DiRyals. The Life of Robert Browning: A Critical Biography. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers. 1996.

Philip Drew. The Poetry of Browning: A Critical Introduction. London: Methuen & Co.. 1970. 471pp.

William Hall Griffin; Harry Christopher Minchin. The Life of Robert Browning: With Notices of His Writings, His Family, and His Friends. New York: Macmillan. 1910.

William Irvine; Park Honan. The Book, The Ring, & The Poet: A New Biography of Robert Browning. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1974.

Boyd Litzinger; Donald Smalley (editors). Browning: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1970. 550pp.

Julia Markus. Dared and Done: The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Alfred A. Knopf. 1995. 382pp.

John Maynard. Browning's Youth. Harvard University Press. 1977. 490pp.

Betty B. Miller. Robert Browning: A Portrait. London: John Murray. 1952. 302pp.

Pamela Neville-Sington. Robert Browning: A Life After Death. Weidefeld and Nicolson. 2004.

William O. Raymond. The Infinite Moment and Other Essays in Robert Browning. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto Press. 1950. 249pp.

Francis M. Sim. Robert Browning: The Poet & the Man, 1833-1846. New York: Appleton. 1923.

Maisie Ward. Robert Browning and His World. London: Cassell. 1967-68. (2 vols.) 331pp. + 337pp. Volume I, The Private Face, 1812-61. Volume II, Two Robert Brownings?, 1861-89.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.216)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.36)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.52)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.141)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.74)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.73)

  14. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.96)

  15. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.88-89)

  16. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.70)

  17. Legends in Their Own Time (p.35)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.18)

  19. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.60)

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