ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING (1806-l861)
She was born near
By the age of 39
In 1847 she published Sonnets from the
Portuguese, a collection of 44 sonnets inspired by her love for Browning à it is the first Canzoniere written in
Her literary interests were always characterised by fervent ethical and social concerns. For example she wrote The cry of the children against the exploitation of children in coal mines and factories (à her passionate interest in moral problems and in the suffering of other people). Then in her long poem Aurora Leigh she depicts the growing literary vocation of a woman (herself) at the same time touching on wider questions concerning women's education and their role in society.
So she wrote sonnets and long poems about love. Then she was concerned with women and children's problems.
Text: IF THOU MUST LOVE ME, LET IT BE FOR NAUGHT (. 209)
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