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Aurora Leigh By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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This verse-novel is a detailed representation of the early Victorian age. The social panorama extends from the slums of London, through the literary world, to the upper classes and a number of satiric portraits.

Aurora Leigh Summary

Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Aurora Leigh is the foremost example of the mid-nineteenth-century poem of contemporary life. This verse-novel is a richly detailed representation of the early Victorian age. The social panorama extends from the slums of London, through the literary world, to the upper classes and a number of superb satiric portraits: an aunt with rigidly conventional notions of female education; Romney Leigh, the Christian socialist; Lord Howe, the amateur radical; Sir Blaise Delorme, the ostentatious Roman Catholic; and the unscrupulous society beauty Lady Waldemar. However, the dominant presence in the work is the narrator, Aurora Leigh herself. From early years in Italy and adolescence in the West Country to the vocational choices, creative struggles, and emotional entanglements of her first decade of adult life, Aurora Leigh develops her ideas on art, love, God, the Woman Question, and society. This is the first critically edited and fully annotated edition for almost a century.

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GOR009925743
9780192836533
0192836536
Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-07-02
416
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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