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Robert Browning

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Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus, published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting... Read More

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Browning: Poems

Written by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $14.95

Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning are without parallel in the nineteenth century: celebrated poets, they became equally famous for their marriage. Still popular more than a century after their deaths, their poetry vividly reflects the unique nature of their relationship.

This collection presents the Brownings' work in the context of their... Read more >
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Browning: Poems

Written by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Written by Robert Browning


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $15.00

Robert Browning’s famous verse retelling of the medieval legend of the Pied Piper is renowned for its humor and vivid wordplay. When the selfish townspeople of Hamelin refuse to pay the piper for spiriting away the hordes of rats that had plagued them, he exacts his revenge by luring away their... Read more >
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