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Aurora Leigh

Author : Elizabeth Barrett Browning
ISBN : 9781627931649
Genre : Poetry
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Aurora Leigh is an aspiring poet of independent spirit, rebelling against the stifling constraints of Victorian middle-class society and struggling for self expression. This story exposes the hypocrisy and repressive social attitudes of Victorian England.
Category: Poetry

Aurora Leigh

Author : Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Genre : English poetry
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Category: English poetry

Aurora Leigh

Author : Elizabeth Browning
ISBN : 9780897339674
Genre : Poetry
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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.
Category: Poetry

Elizabeth Barrett Browning S Aurora Leigh

Author : Michele C Martinez
ISBN : 9780748654437
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's ambitious and challenging epic, 'Aurora Leigh' is illuminated for twenty-first century readers by Michele C. Martinez's Reading Guide. A clear commentary on core sections of the poem, as well as a range of interpretative frame
Category: Literary Criticism

Feminism In Elizabeth Barrett Browning S Aurora Leigh

Author : Katharina E. Thomas
ISBN : 9783640930487
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0 (A), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, course: Victorian Literature, language: English, comment: Es handelt sich um eine kurze Seminararbeit, bei der das eigenstandige Entwickeln eines Interpretationsansatzes ohne Zuhilfenahme von Sekundarliteratur gefragt war. Es ist nicht auszuschliessen, dass Gedanken und Aspekte dieser Arbeit auch in der Sekundarliteratur zu finden sind, die vorliegende Arbeit wurde jedoch ohne deren Kenntnis vefasst. "This is a closely argued, judicious, discerning, and orderly analysis. I particularly commend your prose, which is clean and clear.," abstract: Elizabeth Barrett Browning's epic poem Aurora Leigh presents a viable feminist ideal. Its heroine, Aurora Leigh, ultimately resolves the dilemma of having to deny love for the sake of her work or vice versa by developing a new concept of the female artist. Although Aurora Leigh offers material for a much broader analysis of feminism, this paper will focus on the main character and narrator, Aurora Leigh herself. Although characters such as Marian Erle and Lady Waldemar also present interesting figures for further study, extending the analysis to them would be beyond the scope of this paper. As this paper concentrates on the feminist ideal in relation to a woman's vocation as an artist, Aurora Leigh best exemplifies this dynamic. Beginning by addressing Aurora's education and early career in order to demonstrate her progression from a traditional concept of love and work, this paper will follow her development as she rejects conventional opposition to arrive at a fuller understanding of life as a female artist. Possible alternative readings, such as the argument that Aurora ultimately sacrifices her artistic strivings for a conventional marriage, will also be discussed in order to support the thesis."

Aurora Leigh And Other Poems

Author : Elizabeth Browning
ISBN : 9780141935331
Genre : Poetry
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Aurora Leigh (1856), Elizabeth Barrett Browning's epic novel in blank verse, tells the story of the making of a woman poet, exploring 'the woman question', art and its relation to politics and social oppression. The texts in this selection are based in the main on the earliest printed versions of the poems. What Edgar Allan Poe called 'her wild and magnificent genius' is abundantly in evidence. In addition to Aurora Leigh, this volume contains poetry from the several volumes of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's published poetry from 1826 to 1862, including Casa Guidi Windows (1851), Songs for the Ragged Schools of London (1854) and the British Library manuscript text of the 'Sonnets from the Portuguese' (1846) which records her courtship with Robert Browning.
Category: Poetry