Elizabeth Barrett Browning s novel in verse, a Victorian masterpiece of rebellion, art, and love.
Widely regarded as Elizabeth Barrett Browning's (1806-1861) essay on the significance of the verse-novel as an early example of politically self-conscious women's writing. major work, Aurora Leigh is important both for its address to contemporary social issues, the for its experimentation with poetic form. The text of this edition is based upon meticulous examination of the extant manuscripts, corrected proofs, and revisions to the poem. It is accompanied by a full textual history of the poem's composition and publication; comprehensive annotation of literary allusions and contemporary references; and an Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)