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RQ-255697-17
The Brownings' Correspondence: Volumes 28-30
Philip Kelley, Baylor University

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The Brownings Correspondence Vol. 25-27 (Web Resources)
Title: The Brownings Correspondence Vol. 25-27
Author: Philip Kelley
Abstract: Online Edition of The Brownings’ Correspondence was not a consideration in 1984 when the first two volumes of the Print Edition were published. Fortunately, the text of all the correspondence was captured electronically, and by additional encoding the documents can be offered to readers online. Cross references in the annotations can, for the most part, be located by the search capabilities. At this time, illustrations from the Print Edition are not being displayed.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://www.browningscorrespondence.com

The Brownings' Correspondence, vol. 26 (Book)
Title: The Brownings' Correspondence, vol. 26
Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Author: Robert Browning
Editor: Edward Hagan
Editor: Philip Kelley
Abstract: Volume 26 sees the Brownings continue their winter residence at Rome. In January, they along with the majority of Italians are encouraged by indications that France and Piedmont plan to form an alliance to rid Italy of her Austrian overlords. Three months later, the second war of Italian independence begins when Austrian forces invade Piedmont. The Brownings return to Florence on 1 June and rejoice at French and Italian victories at Magenta and Solferino. Then, with the Austrians in retreat, the emperors of France and Austria sign an armistice at Villafranca on 11 July. EBB is devastated by the news and becomes dangerously ill. At the end of July, the Brownings remove to a villa outside Siena, where EBB convalesces slowly. Also staying in Siena is the aged poet Walter Savage Landor. Earlier in the month, RB had found him wandering the streets of Florence after leaving his home and family. With the approval of Landor’s relatives in England, RB takes on the guardianship of the old man. A transcript of RB’s accounts of Landor’s income and expenditures from 1859 to 1864 is presented as Appendix IV. While at Siena, EBB seems to cool towards her friend Sophia Eckley for reasons that are not made clear. EBB publishes two works in the course of volume 26: the revised fourth edition of Aurora Leigh on 1 June and “A Tale of Villafranca” in The Athenæum on 24 September. The Brownings sat for a number of portraits during the first half of 1859; all are reproduced in this volume, including those by Field Talfourd, Michele Gordigiani, and Frederic Leighton.
Year: 2019
Access Model: Subscription
Publisher: Wedgestone Press
Type: Multi-author monograph
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780911459432
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

The Brownings' Correspondence, vol. 27 (Book)
Title: The Brownings' Correspondence, vol. 27
Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Author: Robert Browning
Editor: Edward Hagan
Editor: Philip Kelley
Abstract: Volume 27 opens in October 1859 with the Brownings just returned to Florence after a summer in Siena. They spend less than two months at Casa Guidi before travelling to Rome, where they occupy rooms at 28 Via del Tritone. On 12 March 1860, EBB’s Poems Before Congress is published; the American edition, Napoleon III in Italy, follows a month later. This small collection of eight poems receives harsh criticism from a number of London journals and newspapers, mainly for her devotion to Napoleon III. The notice in The Athenæum, written by the Brownings’ friend H.F. Chorley, enrages RB for its dismissive nature and mistake about the poem “A Curse for a Nation,” a condemnation of slavery in America. Chorley, among many other reviewers, presume the “curse” is for England rather than America. Appendix III presents all reviews of the book located for this period. Meanwhile, through the winter EBB speculates about the future of Italian independence. In March plebiscites are held in Tuscany and Emilia (the latter formed out of Parma, Modena, and the Papal State of Romagna) that return overwhelming majorities for union with Piedmont under King Victor Emmanuel II. As the volume closes, Garibaldi and his famousThousand have diembarked from Genoa and are preparing to land in Sicily.
Year: 2020
Access Model: Subscription
Publisher: Wedgestone Press
Type: Multi-author monograph
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780911459449
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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