Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Sonnets from the Portuguese Read Online Free - Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a prolific writer and reviewer in the Victorian period, and in her lifetime, her reputation as a poet was at least as great as that of her husband, poet Robert Browning. Some of her poetry has been noted in recent years for strong feminist themes, but the poems for which Elizabeth Barrett Browning is undoubtedly best know are Sonnets from the Portuguese.

Written for Robert Browning, who had affectionately nicknamed her his "little Portuguese," the sequence is a celebration of marriage, and of one of the most famous romances of the nineteenth century. Recognized for their Victorian tradition and discipline, these are some of the most passionate and memorable love poems in the English language. There are forty-four poems in the collection, including the very beautiful sonnet, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."

Title : Sonnets from the Portuguese
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ISBN : 031274501X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 64 pages


Duane rated it ★★★★☆

December 11, 2016

Elizabeth Barrett wrote these 44 love sonnets during her courtship with poet Robert Browning. After their marriage he convinced her to publish them, calling them the best English language love sonnets since Shakespeare's day. This is sonnet XXVIII, one of my favorites: My letters! All dead paper, m...

Christy B rated it ★★★★★

October 03, 2009

Christ. I don't even know what to say, here. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday's Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight...

Teresa rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 24, 2015

Elizabeth Barrett Browning escreveu estes 44 sonetos durante o namoro com o poeta Robert Browning. Neles expressa os seus sentimentos; sempre acompanhados pelos lamentos de não ser merecedora do seu amor, e pelos receios do futuro. Para não expor publicamente a sua intimidade - e como tinham algu...

Lucy rated it ★★★☆☆

May 15, 2007

XXIII Is it indeed so? If I lay here dead, Wouldst thou miss any life in losing mine? And would the sun for thee more coldly shine Because of grave-dumps falling round my head? I marveled, my Belovèd, when I read Thy thought so in the letter. I am thine-- much to thee? Can I pour thy wine While...

Marts rated it ★★★★★

December 08, 2009

I've got this in audio and thoroughly enjoyed listening. Its beautiful poetry, that 'stream of conscientiousness' flows within Browning's text. Quote: "How do I love thee, let me count the ways, I love thee to the depth, breadth, and height, my soul can reach...." (Sonnet 43)

Matthew rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2016

I I thought once how Theocritus had sung Of the sweet years, the dear and wished-for years, Who each one in a gracious hand appears To bear a gift for mortals, old or young: And, as I mused it in his antique tongue, I saw, in gradual vision through my tears, The sweet, sad years, the melancholy years, Th...

Shauna rated it ★★★★☆

December 16, 2014

Sonnets from the Portuguese first of all, não é útil se você quer praticar o português. This book will in no way prepare you for the ordering of a galão in some Lisbon café. In fact, "portuguese" was a pet name Browning's (secret) husband used for her. The title also refers to the sonnets of the...

Noran rated it ★★★★★

March 24, 2008

How do i count the ways i love this books..... i give this tome of poems instead of a wedding card. i used it when i started to date my husband, to introduce him to the beauty of poetry. he is a computer geek and had never read for personal enjoyment, before meeting me. in fact, reading a passage...

StoryTellerShannon rated it ★★★★☆

May 07, 2014

My ex girlfriend, Ashleigh, gave this to me years ago, before she was forced by her family to marry this guy. Long story but she sent this book to me and signed the inside. Next to Shakespeare, this is the most bittersweet and poetic poems of love that I have ever read. It was said that a husband...

Carmen rated it ★★★★★

April 28, 2015

44 sonnets by the famous poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, chronicling her love for her husband, Robert Browning, from the time they met to their marriage. Of course, the most famous one is #43: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Etc.” But there is much more than this often quoted sonnet...

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