Aurora Leigh (Oxford World's Classics)

Aurora Leigh (Oxford World's Classics)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Aurora Leigh is the key instance of the mid-nineteenth-century poem of latest existence. This verse-novel is a richly designated illustration of the early Victorian age. The social landscape extends from the slums of London, during the literary international, to the higher periods and a couple of significant satiric images: an aunt with rigidly traditional notions of girl schooling; Romney Leigh, the Christian socialist; Lord Howe, the novice radical; Sir Blaise Delorme, the ostentatious Roman Catholic; and the unscrupulous society good looks woman Waldemar.

in spite of the fact that, the dominant presence within the paintings is the narrator, Aurora Leigh herself. From early years in Italy and early life within the West nation to the vocational offerings, artistic struggles, and emotional entanglements of her first decade of grownup lifestyles, Aurora Leigh develops her rules on paintings, love, God, the girl query, and society.

this is often the 1st seriously edited and entirely annotated version for nearly a century.
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