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Rated “Outstanding” by University Press Books Committee
Based extensively on their writings and letters to each other, this chronicle of Elizabeth Barrett's and Robert Browning's life together stands in bold relief against the backdrop of their Victorian world. Their passionate partnership overcame any number of obstacles — Elizabeth's role in her father's family; her illness; her Creole background; Robert's tentative career — to culminate in a marriage of mutual devotion.
“This well-written exploration of the lives of two gifted poets is a captivating love story, complete with hero, heroine, obstacles, and romantic devotion. A true pleasure to read.”