Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh: A Reading Guide introduces new readers and students to a celebrated and controversial Victorian novel-poem. Long extracts from the text are accompanied by fresh biographical and scholarly commentary. The text’s composition history, major influences, and modes of poetic expression are also generously discussed. Martinez guides readers through the poems major themes and contexts, introducing a range of interpretive frameworks. The teaching and bibliographic chapters offer supplementary materials for college or university instruction.
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