Synopses & Reviews
The latest in the successful Oxford Authors series, this edition of Browning is the most comprehensive in print, spanning the full range of his output. The selection includes the complete text of many longer poems (Pauline, Pippa Passes), "Bishop Blougram's Apology") as well as three whole books of his epic masterpiece The Ring and the Book. Over eighty shorter poems are included, among them his best-loved dramatic monologues. In addition to Browning's only significant piece of critical writing (the "Essay on Shelley"), this edition includes a generous selection of letters, including much of his courtship correspondence with Elizabeth Barrett and more general correspondence that cast unique light on the poems themselves. The text has been edited from Browning's last collected edition and annotated throughout in an accessible yet scholarly fashion. Noted Browning scholar Daniel Karlin contributes a lively introduction.
"A splendid one-volume Browning."--Choice