Sonnets from the Portuguese

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

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Book Condition: Very Good


No publisher date (circa 1961). Half inch tear along top and bottom edges of front jacket panel, a few small chips to jacket edges. Ink name on front free endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Illustrated by Mary Jane Gorton. Browning's most famous poetry collection. Barrett Browning was initially hesitant to publish the poems, believing they were too personal. However, her husband Robert Browning insisted they were the best sequence of English-language sonnets since Shakespeare's time and urged her to publish them. To offer the couple some privacy, she decided to publish them as if they were translations of foreign sonnets. She initially planned to title the collection Sonnets translated from the Bosnian,[1] but Browning proposed that she claim their source was Portuguese, probably because of her admiration for Cames and Robert's nickname for her: my little Portuguese. The title is also a reference to Les Lettres Portugaises (1669).[2]

Title: Sonnets from the Portuguese

Author: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Illustrator: Gorton, Mary Jane

Categories: Poetry, British & Irish,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: New York, Peter Pauper Press: 1961

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2297571

Keywords: POETRY POEMS ENGLISH BRITISH VERSE SONNETS,