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Unit VI: The Victorians

Week 25
Please read:

Historical background, pp. 543-547.

After you have finished reading the historical survey, please take the background quiz for the unit.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese, sel.:

Other of E. B. Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese may be found here; the Representative Poetry site offers a more varied selection of her poems.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

There is a Tennyson site at the University of Toronto with a good selection of Tennyson's poems.

Robert Browning

More of Browning's strange and daring poetry can be found at the Univeristy of Toronto Representative Poetry site here. Among the most famous is his "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister."