Barnes & Noble The Love Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning

The story of the Brownings is one of the strangest love stories of literature. Elizabeth Barrett was a thirty-nine year old invalid when Robert Browning, six years younger than she, stormed impetuously into her life. She was already a well ...known author; he was a rising but scarcely recognized poet. Born in Durham, March 6, 1806, the eldest of eleven children, Elizabeth was extraordinarily precocious. She read Greek at eight; at twelve she wrote an "epic" in four books, The Battle of Marathon, which her father had printed. At fifteen she injured her spine, either by a fall from a horse or by strain caused by tightening the saddle girths. A persistent cough kept her confined in London with occasional visits to the seashore. The death of her beloved brother by drowning and her father s jealous possessiveness plunged her into a half real, half-enforced melancholy. Approaching her forties, she seemed destined for a life of shrouded invalidism. Her father, Edward Moulton Barrett, has been pictured as a cruel and almost tyrannical parent. Besier s popular play, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, presents him in the light of a villain, violent and even vindictive, a man from whom his children shrank in fear and who commanded their obedience but not their love. The disciples of Freud have made much of a subconscious incestuous attachment and have rung changes on the paradox of fascination and fear, of loving and loathing. But Elizabeth, Barrett s oldest child and his favorite daughter, was not, as we might be led to believe, revolted by her father s love. She returned his affection not only with the unreckoning simplicity of a child but with the full understanding of a constant companion. It might be surmised that this dedication was a youthful quid pro quo, the filial repayment of a girl just out of her teens. But this is far from chronological fact. The volume that contained this acknowledgment of glad dependence, loyalty and admiration was published in 1844, when Elizabeth Barrett was thirty-eight years. Just a year later Robert Browning was brought to her home. He was already in love with her, even before he saw her. She had praised some of his lines in a poem, "Lady Geraldine s Courtship," and his first letter to her began, "I love your verses with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett." Then, after a page or two of literary compliments, he added boyishly, "And I love you too." In spite of her father s disapproval, the young poet practically forced his way into the forbidding house, courted Elizabeth swiftly and tempestuously, and challenged the very authority of her father. To counteract Browning s growing influence, Mr. Barrett made plans to move the entire family to the country. Browning was now aroused to act; on September 12, 1846, he persuaded Elizabeth to slip from the house and marry him secretly in Marylebone Church. A week later, accompanied only by her maid Wilson and her dog Flush -- the pet spaniel given to her by a friend Mary Russell Mitford, author of Our Village -- the married poets crossed the channel, passed to Paris, to Pisa, and finally to Florence where they began a new life. This collection of 92 poems written by Elizabeth Barrett Browing and Robert Browning over a period of many years, and selected by Louis Untermeyer, tells this rapturous love story. Read More

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Explore the making of the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color ...photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the onscreen creation of Stephenie Meyer s fascinating world, brought to life by critically acclaimed director David Slade. With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, renowned author Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process. Read More

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Everyone s in love with vampires, and if his name happens to be Edward Cullen, then readers of the wildly popular Twilight series ...by Stephenie Meyer can t help but be crazy about him. For all those who adore Bella Swan, Edward, and the rest of the Cullen family and can t get enough, this companion guide is a must-read and a terrific gift. The series follows an unlikely couple: Bella, a teenager, and her boyfriend Edward, a vampire that has sworn off human blood. But their love is ill-fated being a vampire, Edward must keep his passion in check, lest he is driven to suck Bella s blood. With legends, lore, and myths about everything from vampires to werewolves to immortality, a bio of the author, and a ton of insight into the four-book series, this companion guide will give millions of readers the information that they ve been waiting for since book one. Read More

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The first look at the philosophy behind Stephenie Meyer s bestselling Twilight series Bella and Edward, and their family and frien...ds, have faced countless dangers and philosophical dilemmas in Stephenie Meyer s Twilight novels. This book is the first to explore them, drawing on the wisdom of philosophical heavyweights to answer essential questions such as: What do the struggles of "vegetarian" vampires who control their biological urge for human blood say about free will? Are vampires morally absolved if they kill only animals and not people? From a feminist perspective, is Edward a romantic hero or is he just a stalker? Is Jacob "better" for Bella than Edward? As absorbing as the Meyer novels themselves, Twilight and Philosophy: Gives you a new perspective on Twilight characters, storylines, and themes Helps you gain fresh insights into the Twilight novels and movies Features an irresistible combination of vampires, romance, and philosophy Twilight and Philosophy is a must-have companion for every Twilight fan, whether you re new to the series or have followed it since the beginning. Read More

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The third film in the Twilight series explores a love triangle between Bella Kristen Stewart, Edward Robert Pattinson, and Jacob T...aylor Lautner as the werewolf pack and the Cullen clan join together to fight a new breed of vampires. Melissa Rosenberg provides the screenplay for the Summit Entertainment adaptation of Stephenie Meyer s best-selling novel, with director David Slade calling the shots behind the camera. Bryce Dallas Howard joins the cast as Victoria, the role originally played by Rachelle Lefevre in the first film. Read More

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Explore the making of the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-color ...photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the onscreen creation of Stephenie Meyer s fascinating world, brought to life by critically acclaimed director David Slade. With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, renowned author Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process. Read More

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This gorgeous gift set available for a limited time only includes paperback editions of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn..., and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner with exclusive white covers, making it the perfect gift for fans of the bestselling series. Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, The Twilight Saga captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. Read More

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The fourth book in The Twilight Saga phenomenon is now available in a deluxe collector s edition! Featuring a ribbon bookmark, clo...th cover, new chapter opener designs, and a beautiful protective slipcase, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike. In Breaking Dawn, to be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella s life-first discovered in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse-seem ready to heal and knit together, could they be destroyed... forever? The astonishing conclusion to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions. Read More

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, commonly referred to as Breaking Dawn, is a 2011/201...2 two-part romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The two parts form the fourth and final installment in the The Twilight Saga series. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprise their roles. Read More

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Kick-ass heroine, Malora Ironbound s adventures continue, in another book about survival and friendship in a post-apocolyptic sett...ing with mythical tones. In this sequel to Daughter of the Centaurs, Malora leaves the safety of Mount Kheironin search of Sky, the stallion who used to lead Malora s herd of horses. She travels with her closest friends through the wild and dangerous bush, and wind up in a city built on the ruins of Cairo--which is wild and dangerous in a different way. This journey sees Malora facing decisions that have the potential to turn her future around in a completely different direction. Whether she is chosing between a haven and an adventure, companionship or true love, Malora s struggles to discover what she really wants mirror the lives of contemporary teens, making this read as meaningful as it is entertaining. Read More

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The first four books featuring the young Trib Force, now available in a value-priced hardcover for collectors and for readers who ...want a longer read. Best for ages 10-14 but loved by all ages. Book #2: Pursued covers books 5-8 with background plots from Tribulation Force. Tyndale House Publishers A compilation of four stories from the Left behind: the kids series in which four teens, left behind after the Rapture, battle the forces of evil. Includes "Nicolae High," "The Underground," "Busted!," and "Death Strike." Read More

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Twilight Saga: New Moon, commonly referred to as New Moon, is a 2009 American roma...nce fantasy-vampire film based on Stephenie Meyer s 2006 novel New Moon. It is the second film in The Twilight Saga film series and is the sequel to 2008 s Twilight. Summit Entertainment greenlit the sequel in late November 2008, following the early success of Twilight. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprising their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, respectively. Melissa Rosenberg, who handed in a draft of the film script during the opening weekend of Twilight, returned as screenwriter for New Moon as well. Read More

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Everyone s in love with vampires, and if his name happens to be Edward Cullen, then readers of the wildly popular Twilight series ...by Stephenie Meyer can t help but be crazy about him. For all those who adore Bella Swan, Edward, and the rest of the Cullen family and can t get enough, this companion guide is a must-read and a terrific gift. The series follows an unlikely couple: Bella, a teenager, and her boyfriend Edward, a vampire that has sworn off human blood. But their love is ill-fated being a vampire, Edward must keep his passion in check, lest he is driven to suck Bella s blood. With legends, lore, and myths about everything from vampires to werewolves to immortality, a bio of the author, and a ton of insight into the four-book series, this companion guide will give millions of readers the information that they ve been waiting for since book one. Read More

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