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Browning's Epic Psychology

Gregory Tate

in The Poet's Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659418
eISBN:
9780191749018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659418.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes Browning's The Ring and the Book, and the positive critical reception of the poem, as evidence that, by 1870, psychological analysis had been widely accepted as a subject for ... More


Robert Browning’s Experiment: Composition and Communication in The Ring and the Book

Philipp Erchinger

in Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474438957
eISBN:
9781474453790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter concentrates on Robert Browning’s The Ring and the Book, a series of twelve dramatic monologues, which has repeatedly been described as an instance of “empiricism in literature” ... More


Circle-Squarers: Tennyson’s and Browning’s Form-Things

Stefanie Markovits

in The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

Chapter 3, “Circle-Squarers: Tennyson’s and Browning’s Form-Things,” looks at Tennyson’s Idylls of the King and Browning’s The Ring and the Book, two poems that worry about circling the square: ... More


Guido's Strange Colours

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112297
eISBN:
9780191670756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the hatred Caponsacchi has for Guido, which is considered as the most powerful expression of hatred in The Ring and the Book. A detailed analysis of the hatred one of ... More


Browning and the Problem of Raphael

Stephen Cheeke

in Transfiguration: The Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature Before Aestheticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198757207
eISBN:
9780191817137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757207.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 is concerned with Browning’s response to Renaissance art, particularly Raphael. Browning has affinities with primitivist or revivalist traditions (including Pre-Raphaelitism), while being ... More


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