La Darius Ervin Essay

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Robert Browning, one of the most famous poets of the Victorian Age. He was a man that had a rough start. Even though he started in a hard way he achieved great success. Robert’s marriage to Elizabeth Barrett. Robert’s early life, education, marriage and his legacy will be revealed.
Robert Browning was born in Camberwell, in South London. He was born May 7, 1812. He was the first born child of Robert and Sarah Anna Browning. He was the oldest child out of the three. (http://www.browningsociety.org/rb.html) Sarah Anna Browning, a fervent Evangelical and an accomplished pianist. Robert’s father angered his father and was sent to oversee a West Indies Sugar Plantation. He disliked ...view middle of the document...

Even though she under the control of her father. Robert and Elizabeth married in September 1846 and moved to Italy. (http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/rbbio.html) They married in a church in London named St. Marylebone Parish Church. (http://www.browningsociety.org/rb.html) They lived there until she passed in 1861. The years in Florence made the couple very happy. (http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/rbbio.html) Casa Guidi, which is now a memorial for poets, was the name of their home in Florence. (http://www.browningsociety.org/rb.html)
He dedicated Men and Women, to her. The Ring and The Book was published in 1868-9. (http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/rbbio.html) The source of inspiration for the book came from the “Old Yellow Book” that he bought in 1860. (http://www.browningsociety.org/rb.html) The book brought him popularity. The influences he had led to the founding of the Browning Society in 1881. (http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/rbbio.html)
Robert died in 1889, in which the same day that his final volume of verse, Asolando, was published. His body was buried in Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey. He was then known as one the most famous poets of the Victorian Age. (http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/rb/rbbio.html)
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