'The rain set early in to-night,
The sullen wind was soon awake,
It tore the elm-tops down for spite,
And did its worst to vex the lake:
I listened with heart fit to break,
When glided in Porphyria...'
Robert Browning was one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era. This collection includes his a selection of his most famous works. Dramatic monologues such as 'My Last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover' show Browning's masterful ability to inhabit the minds of others and render them poetically, while his equally renowned narrative poetry, including such favourites as 'The Pied Piper of Hamlin', have become some the most frequently anthologized poems. There's no simple way of summing up Browning because his work is so varied, but there is no one better when it comes to describing the complexity of love.
ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Great Poets Library brings together moving and inspiring verse from some of the greatest poets in history, presented with beautiful new cover designs with graphic motifs.
The Dance of Death
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
My Last Duchess
The Bishop Orders his Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church
'How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix'
The Lost Leader
Home Thoughts, from Abroad
Meeting at Nigh
'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came'
Love Among the Ruins
An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician
How it Strikes a Contemporary
The Last Ride Together
Love in a Life
Fra Lippo Lippi
A Grammarian's Funeral
A Toccato of Gallupi's
Caliban upon Setebos
Andrea del Sarto
Among the Rocks
A Death in the Desert
Rabbi Ben Ezra
Youth and Art
St Martin's Summer