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  • Writer's pictureDonna Hewlett

A Real Life Story of Love

Updated: Jun 24, 2021

Meet Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889)

I stumbled upon Robert Browning in an undergraduate class exclusively devoted to this profound poet. All the other Literature courses were full, so I added my name to the class based solely on the professor teaching it. Little did I know that I would later write my Masters Thesis based on one of his poems, and one of my novels would include parallels drawn between my characters and his true-life love story.

If you don't know about the amazing love story between Robert Browning and his wife Elizabeth Barrett Browning, just pick up the biography by Julia Markus, Dared and Done: The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning at

If you don't have time to read the biography, take a look at the following links to glimpse a few insights into one of the greatest true love stories ever.

The Literary Love Story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. By Taylor Jasmine.

Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning: The Subject is Love. By Caroline McDowall

Take a look. Google for more information. Let me know your thoughts about this amazing couple. Hope you fall for them like I did!

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