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Aurora Leigh

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by Elizabeth Browning
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Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Browning

A novel in blank verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, published in 1857. The first-person narrative, which comprises some 11,000 lines, tells of the heroine's childhood and youth in Italy and England, her self-education in her father's hidden library, and her successful pursuit of a literary career. Initially resisting a marriage proposal by the philanthropist Romney Leigh, Aurora later surrenders her independence and weds her faithful suitor, whose own idealism has also since been tempered by experience. Aurora's career, Romney's social theories, and a melodramatic subplot concerning forced prostitution elicit the author's vivid observations on the importance of poetry, the individual's responsibility to society, and the victimization of women.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 351
Size: 15.3 MB
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Date published:   1992
ISBN: 9780897339674 (DRM-EPUB)
9780897339667 (DRM-PDF)

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