The ring and the book

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the ring and the book

The Ring and the Book / Robert Browning

HOWEVER, copyright law varies in other countries, and the work may still be under copyright in the country from which you are accessing this website. It is your responsibility to check the applicable copyright laws in your country before downloading this work. The love romance which had enriched his life for fifteen years had come to an end, and his thought was searching more profoundly than ever before the problems of life and death. The occasion for this expression came in the chance discovery of the Old Yellow Book in June on a market barrow in the Piazza di San Lorenzo, Florence, as told by Browning in the poem. This book is the record of a sensational murder trial at Rome, January-February , and gives many of the facts and motives of an ignoble intrigue for certain properties, culminating in a brutal assassination and in the subsequent execution of the criminals. It was a dark page from the criminal annals of Rome, and time had all but effaced the record when it fell into the hands of the poet.
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The Ring And The Book--The Story

The Ring and the Book

The Ring and the Book , more than 20,line poem by Robert Browning , written in blank verse and published in 12 books from to The work, considered to be his greatest, was based on the proceedings of a Roman murder trial in Each of the 12 books consists of a dramatic monologue in the voice of a different character involved in the story. The count finds them, has Pompilia sent to a convent, and banishes the priest. When Pompilia returns to her parents, the count arranges for the assassination of Pompilia and her parents.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. - The Ring and the Book is a long dramatic narrative poem , and, more specifically, a verse novel , of 21, lines, written by Robert Browning.





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  2. Totibdeber says:

    I cannot remember why I stuffed The Ring and the Book into a rucksack for a summer hitch-hiking tour of Europe.

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