Robert Browning's Poetical Works

The Ring and the Book

Author: Robert Browning,Edward Berdoe

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 326

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Robert Browning's Romantic Irony in The Ring and the Book

Author: Patricia Diane Rigg

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637739

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

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"In the framing monologues, the Poet seems to blur the distinction between representing (embodying or symbolizing) and re-presenting (offering anew) the truth-telling process that shapes the narrative of the poem. Rigg's premise is twofold: first, Browning tells "a truth obliquely," deliberately using language to subvert truth and to reveal it simultaneously; second, truth is linked not to a fixed text but to authorial and reader production of that text. In the language of Romantic irony, The Ring and the Book is "organized chaos," revealing history in terms of "becoming" rather than "being" and revealing historical truth as process rather than as product."--BOOK JACKET.

Pompilia

a feminist reading of Robert Browning's The ring and the book

Author: Ann P. Brady

Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 143

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The Significance of the Ring and the Book (Classic Reprint)

Author: Roy Sherman Stowell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781332068777

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 36

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Excerpt from The Significance of the Ring and the Book And so the poet appears to withdraw himself from the recitation of the piece after the first book which is a prologue to the poem, until in the last book he speaks in his own person the peroration and closes with a dedication of his work to Mrs. Browning. This is the posy of the ring, the posy mean ing the inscription within the ring, the posy n this ring is the dedication to his wife which is found in the closing lines of the first and the last books of the poem. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Old Yellow Book

Source of Robert Browning's the Ring and the Book (Classic Reprint)

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Excerpt from The Old Yellow Book: Source of Robert Browning's the Ring and the Book The Old Yellow Book is the record of the court procedure of those seven intervening weeks, and shows us the whole legal battle fought to save Guido, while Rome looked on with the fascinated interest which has always attended the great murder tu'als. It includes the lawyers' arguments for and against the accused, together with a part of the evidence brought into court, and some additional miscellaneous data on the case. All this had evidently been assembled by the Florentine lawyer, Cencini, to whom certain letters included are addressed. He seems to have been interested in the case as a precedent on an important and much disputed point of law, whether and when a husband may kill an adulterous Wife. Cencini may also have had some professional relation with the Franceschini family at Arezzo. At any rate, he set the material in order, provided title-page and index, and a transcript of the record in a criminal case against Pompilia in the Tuscan courts (pp. 5 and bound it securely in the vellum cover which conveyed it to the poet's hands more than a century and a half later. Whatever meaning this volume may have as a legal pre cedent, it had for Browning, and has for the lay reader, a deep human interest as the incomplete record of a sordid series of intrigues for certain properties, ending at last in a fearful crime. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Poetical Works of Robert Browning: Volume VII. The Ring and the Book

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198123569

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

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Henry James described Browning's extended dramatic poem The Ring and the Book, over 20,000 lines in length, as `a great living thing', `a proportioned monstrous magnificence'. The story was developed from some old legal documents discovered by Browning concerning an actual murder which took place in Rome in 1698, and its writing was his major preoccupation in the 1860s, the early years of his widowerhood in London. This volume gives us the first third of the poems, Books I to IV. The Introduction draws on unpublished letters, journals, and working papers not examined by previous editors, to illuminate how the poem was conceived and researched, the range of people the poet consulted, and the five-year period of composition. The poem's complex publishing history is disentangled in the Text part of the Introduction, including a discussion of the corrections and revisions Browning made on sheets from volumes I, III, and IV of the second edition, which he later forgot and which never appeared in print. Appendix E gives these important variants in full. The annotation presents new contextual matter, including unpublished letters relating to `Lyric Love', Browning's famous invocation to his dead wife. The appendices give the original Italian text of Browning's second source, `Morte dell'Uxoricida Guido Franceschini Decapitato'; two previously unpublished autograph chronologies in which the poet worked out historical details of his story; and a new account of the biographical significance of the `Ring' image. The editors have made six substantive emendations to the text, ranging from inaccuracies in the original typesetting to changes made by Browning after publication. The evolution of the text from manuscript to copy text is also discussed, and an appendix is devoted to a set of corrected proofs preserved at Yale, a textual evolutionary dead end of great interest and significance.