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Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Aurora Leigh': A Reading Guide
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Aurora Leigh': A Reading Guide (Paperback)

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Introduces new readers and students to a celebrated and controversial Victorian novel-poem Michele Martinez guides readers through the poem's major themes and literary and socio-cultural contexts, introducing a range of interpretive frameworks. Long extracts from the poem are accompanied by helpful explanatory commentary. The text's composition history, major influences and modes of poetic expression are also discussed. The teaching and bibliographic chapters offer supplementary materials including print and internet resources. Key Features *Ideal guide for readers coming to the text for the first time, or teaching the text at University level * Fully contextualised and annotated sections of the poem * Detailed exploration of key themes: poetic vision; love and poetry; epistolary fiction; epic and society; motherhood and sexual transgression; poetry and prophecy * Innovative teaching suggestions * Advice and guidance for further reading

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poets Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Publication Date: 11/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9780748639724  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michele Martinez was born in London, England, and raised in California's San Joaquin Valley. She holds an A.B. from Stanford University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. She has taught in the English departments of Trinity College (Hartford) and Harvard University and in the History and Literature program at Harvard. She is currently a Preceptor in the Harvard College Writing Program. Her publications and current research interests focus on intersections between nineteenth-century poetry, criticism, and the visual arts.

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