Margaret Reynolds

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Widely regarded as Barrett Browning’s major work, Aurora Leigh is important both for its address to contemporary social issues, the “woman question” in particular, and for its bold experimentation with poetic form. Since 1979 it has held its place in the canon as “the feminist poem” (Ellen Moers), yet, until now, no reliable edition of the work has been available.

“…Aurora Leigh, first published in 1856, has been expertly edited by Margaret Reynolds…It is beautifully and generously set out…It should be a compulsory purchase for all academic libraries, although Barrett Browning specialists and feminist scholars will undoubtedly want to invest in a copy of their own.”

Catherine Maxwell, Review of English Studies