Publisher description for Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning / Martin Garrett.


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"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning captures the remarkable love story of the renowned poets behind these famous words, from their dramatic elopement in 1846 to Elizabeth's tragic death in 1861. Their romance began with a letter from Robert admiring Elizabeth's highly acclaimed book, Poems. When her father disapproved, they married in secret and boldly moved to Florence, Italy. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning describes how their love and lives flourished there, producing one son, writing some of their most renowned works, and maintaining friendships with some of the most prominent literati of their time, including John Ruskin, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and William Makepeace Thackeray.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, -- 1806-1861 -- Marriage.
Browning, Robert, -- 1812-1889 -- Marriage.
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Married people -- Great Britain -- Biography.