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By Elizabeth Browning

A novel in clean verse through Elizabeth Barrett Browning, released in 1857. The first-person narrative, which includes a few 11,000 strains, tells of the heroine's youth and early life in Italy and England, her self-education in her father's hidden library, and her profitable pursuit of a literary occupation. in the beginning resisting a wedding suggestion via the philanthropist Romney Leigh, Aurora later surrenders her independence and weds her devoted suitor, whose personal idealism has additionally due to the fact that been tempered by way of adventure. Aurora's occupation, Romney's social theories, and a melodramatic subplot referring to 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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