Robert Browning

Quick Facts

Full NameRobert Browning
Born7 May 1812, Camberwell, London, England
Died12 December 1889 (aged 77), Venice, Italy
Resting PlaceWestminster Abbey
OccupationPoet, Playwright
Alma MaterUniversity College London
Literary MovementVictorian
Notable Works“The Pied Piper of Hamelin”, Men and Women, The Ring and the Book, Dramatis Personae, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, Asolando, “My Last Duchess”
SpouseElizabeth Barrett Browning (m. 1846; died 1861)
ChildrenRobert Barrett (“Pen”)
Early Notable WorksPauline (1833), Paracelsus (1835)
Key Themes in PoetryIrony, Characterization, Dark Humour, Social Commentary, Historical Settings, Challenging Vocabulary and Syntax
Key PublicationsMen and Women (1855), Dramatis Personae (1864), The Ring and the Book (1868–1869)
Significant Life EventsMarried Elizabeth Barrett in 1846, moved to Italy, published Men and Women (1855)
LegacySeen as a sage and philosopher-poet by his death, he influenced Victorian social and political discourse
Family BackgroundOnly son of Sarah Anna (née Wiedemann) and Robert Browning; his father was a well-paid clerk and abolitionist
InfluencesGrew up in a literary household with a significant library, encouraged in literature and the arts by his father
SiblingsYounger sister Sarianna, who became his companion in later years

Robert Browning Books

Book TitleYear Published
Porphyria’s Lover1836
Meeting At Night1845
The Pied Piper of Hamelin1842
Andrea del Sarto1855
Fra Lippo Lippi1855
Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came1855
The Laboratory
The Ring and the Book1868
Rabbi ben Ezra1864
Men and Women1855
Dramatic Lyrics1842
Love Among the Ruins1855
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
Evelyn Hope1855
Caliban upon Setebos
Dramatis Personæ1864
Dramatic Romances and Lyrics1845
Bells and Pomegranates1841
Pauline: A Fragment of a Confession1833
Johannes Agricola in Meditation1836
Selected Poems of Robert Browning1887
Mr. Sludge, “The Medium”1864
Justinian and Theodora1971
Letters of the Brownings to George Barrett
Red Cotton Night-Cap Country1873
The Poetical Works of Robert Browning: Vol. II : Sordello – Pippa Passes
Summum Bonum
The Statue and the Bust1855
Fifine at the Fair1872
The Love Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett
Poets of Nature: A Meditation on the Human Connection with Earth
The Poetical Works1868
Introduction To Browning
A Blot in the Scutcheon: Original Edition
Pauline. Paracelsus. Strafford1883
Parleying With Certain People of Importance in Their Day; to Wit, Bernard De Mandeville, Daniel Bartoli, Christopher Smart, George Bubb Dodington, Francis Furini, Gerard De Lairesse, and Charles Avison
The Poetical Works Of Robert Browning 1841-1846; Including Bells And Pomegranates
The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning Volume V
The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning Volume IX
The Poetical Works of Robert Browning: The

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