Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Author(s): Fiona Sampson

memoir | new arrivals

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning famously wrote, shortly before defying her family by running away to Italy with Robert Browning. But behind the melodrama lies a thoroughly modern figure, whose extraordinary life is a study in self-invention. Born into an age when women could neither vote nor own property once married, Barrett Browning seized control of her private income, overcame long term illness and disability, eloped to revolutionary Italy with Robert Browning - and achieved lasting fame as a poet. Feminist icon, political activist and international literary superstar, she inspired writers as diverse as Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf. This book holds up a mirror to the woman, her art, and the art of biography itself.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781788162074
  • : Profile Books Limited
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : April 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fiona Sampson
  • : Hardback
  • : 336