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By Elizabeth Browning

A novel in clean verse by way of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, released in 1857. The first-person narrative, which contains a few 11,000 traces, tells of the heroine's early life and early life in Italy and England, her self-education in her father's hidden library, and her profitable pursuit of a literary profession. in the beginning resisting a wedding suggestion through the philanthropist Romney Leigh, Aurora later surrenders her independence and weds her devoted suitor, whose personal idealism has additionally when you consider that been tempered by means of adventure. Aurora's occupation, Romney's social theories, and a melodramatic subplot bearing on compelled prostitution elicit the author's shiny observations at the significance of poetry, the individual's accountability to society, and the victimization of women.

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