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The Complete Works of Robert Browning Volume XVII With Variant Readings and Annotations by Robert Browning
  

The Complete Works of Robert Browning Volume XVII With Variant Readings and Annotations

Part of the Complete Works Robert Browning Series

Synopsis

The Complete Works of Robert Browning Volume XVII With Variant Readings and Annotations by Robert Browning

In seventeen volumes, copublished with Baylor University, this acclaimed series features annotated texts of all of Robert Browning's known writing. The series encompasses autobiography as well as influences bearing on Browning's life and career and aspects of Victorian thought and culture.? With this seventeenth and final volume, The Complete Works of Robert Browning concludes the major phase of a great scholarly project: the accurate preservation and transmission of the poet's works for future generations of readers. Volume XVII begins with Browning's last collection of poems, Asolando: Fancies and Facts, published on the day of the poet's death, 12 December 1889. Wonderful in its diversity and intensity, Asolando contains lyrics of startling emotion, autobiographical narratives, and a few of the dramatic monologues for which Browning had become famed. Also in this final volume are ninety-nine fugitive pieces, either unpublished or uncollected during the poet's lifetime. Ranging from experimental poems of Browning's youth to Greek translations to joking couplets and witty ephemera, these works illustrate the endless variety of the poet's talent. Finally, Volume XVII includes Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, a biographical essay that Browning coauthored with John Forster in 1836. The historical research done for this work formed a basis for Strafford, a play Browning completed the following year. Comprehensive explanatory notes for the works in this volume are provided, as is a title index to all seventeen volumes of The Complete Works.

Reviews

The Ohio [Browning] is everything a reader could wish. - English The editorial policy of the Ohio edition has always been completeness, with the recording of all variants, changes, and corrections made by the poet himself, and these volumes continue that aim with admirable care and painstaking attention to detail. - Journal of Browning Studies The publication of this volume is in part a matter of heroic persistence.... Professor Dooley is an expert on Victorian print culture, and both he and Ashby Bland Crowder have edited other volumes in the series; as might be expected, the Ohio/Baylor edition is grounded in solid, meticulous textual scholarship. - Times LIterary Supplement Undoubtedly the Ohio/Baylor Complete Works of Robert Browning will serve as the standard scholarly edition for years to come.

- Victorian Periodicals Review Of the three most useful editions of Browning's poetry, the present set (begun in 1969) is the only one to include all of Browning's poetry, plays, and prose.... The present volume (Volume XVII) marks the end of an important scholarly project. A must for researchers interested in Browning and in the history of textual theory and criticism.

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About the Author

Allan C. Dooley is general editor of The Complete Works of Robert Browning and is professor emeritus at Kent State University.Ashby Bland Crowder is Peace Professor Emeritus of English, American Literature, and the Humanities at Hendrix College. He is the author of the prize-winning Wakeful Anguish: A Literary Biography of William Humphrey and editor of Far from Home: Selected Letters of William Humphrey. With Jason David Hall, he edited Seamus Heaney: Poet, Critic, Translator.

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Publication date

13th March 2012

Author

Robert Browning

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Publisher

Ohio University Press

Format

Hardback
520 pages

Categories

Literature: history & criticism
Literary studies: poetry & poets

ISBN

9780821419816

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