£450.00

Publisher

Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly,

Place

London

Date

1857

Item Description

First Edition,8vo, 7.75 x 5.25 inches, vi, 403 pp. Original green cloth lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers, professionally recased re useing all the original materials, a very good copy. A good example of Elizabeth barrett Browning's feminist novel in blank verse published in 1857. The first-person narrative, which comprises some 11,000 lines, tells of the heroine's childhood and youth in Italy and England, her self-education in her father's hidden library, and her successful pursuit of a literary career. The work is innovative both in its blend of poetry and the novel form and in its focus on a woman as an artist. Wise 16.

[Stock No. 27058]

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