TWO UNKNOWN BROWNING LETTERS TO HELENA FAUCIT, LADY MARTIN

Date

2018-07-19

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0029-3970

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

This article publishes two previously unknown letters by Robert Browning to his friend Helena Faucit, Lady Martin. The letters in question date from the period when Faucit was writing her book 'On Some of Shakespeare's Female Characters' (1885), and Browning was at work on his volume entitled 'Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in Their Day' (1887). The article reconstructs the relationship between Browning and Faucit during this period, examines the composition history of both texts, and highlights hitherto unrecognised structural parallels between them.

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The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link. The article makes use of unpublished material in the National Library of Scotland. Copyright permission to use this material has been obtained from the NLS and also from the Provost and Fellows of Eton College, who still own the copyright in all unpublished Browning material in the UK.

Keywords

Robert Browning, Helena Faucit, Correspondence, Shakespeare, Victorian Theatre

Citation

Phelan, J.P. (2018) Two Unknown Browning Letters to Helena Faucit, Lady Martin. Notes and Queries, 65 (3), pp. 386-389

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Research Institute

Institute of English