Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a famous poet in the 1800's. She was born in Durham, England and educated at home. She learned many languages including Greek and Latin at an early age. Her father arranged for the printing of her first poem in 1819 while she was at the age of 13. In 1821, Elizabeth injured her spine as a result of a fall and spent most of her time in her room writing poetry until 1844 when Robert Browning wrote to Elizabeth admiring her Poems. They were engaged in 1845 and wed secretly in 1846. The couple ran off to Italy where Elizabeth's health improved and they remained there for the rest of her life. In 1850, Elizabeth's best known book of poems was published. These were 44 sonnets recording the growth of her love for Robert. In 1861, Elizabeth Barrett Browning died at the age of 55. Her son, born 1849, and Robert returned to England after her death. For examples of Elizabeth's work, see
  1. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet I
  2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet II
  3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet III
  4. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet IV
  5. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet V
  6. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet VI
  7. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet VII
  8. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet VIII
  9. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet IX
  10. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet X
  11. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XI
  12. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XII
  13. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XIII
  14. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XIV
  15. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XV
  16. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XVI
  17. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XVII
  18. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XVIII
  19. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XIX
  20. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XX
  21. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XXI
  22. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XXII
  23. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnet XLIII
  24. Change Upon Change
  25. The Best Thing in the World
  26. The Ways of Love
  27. How Do I Love Thee?

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