Synopses & Reviews
This third volume of the complete works of Browning offers six of his Bells and Pomegranates pamphlets--including Pippa Passes, four other dramatic works, and the first of the great collections of short poems. Jack provides textual variants, introductions to the poems, the first full and rigorous annotation to the work, appendices--including versions of the "Pied Piper" story as told by Browning's father--and the rare inclusion of Browning's essay on Shelley.
From reviews of previous volumes: "Promises to be the definitive edition of Browning."--Times Higher Education Supplement
"An especial strength is the use of comments provided by Browning himself in the letters, and in memoirs and other records of his talk....Jack's prefaces...are, like his annotations, thorough summaries of scholarship on the works with significant new contributions of his own."--Victorian Poetry
"The third volume of what promises to be the definitive edition of Browning's poetical works has maintained the high editorial standards demonstrated by the first two volumes....The contents...will delight both the scholar and the common reader. Jack's excellent introductions are learned but discreet."--Virginia Quarterly Review
This volume contains some of Browning's finest and best-loved poetry. All significant textual variants are recorded, and each of the "Bells" is accompanied by an introduction and full annotation.