My Last Duchess
My Last Duchess Resources
In this amateur video, two men enact the dramatic relationship between the Duke of Ferrara and the servant who listens to his monologue. "My Last Duchess" is an especially good poem to see acted out, because as a dramatic monologue it’s much like a short excerpt from a play.
A solid reading of the poem complements a portrait reminiscent of Browning’s Duchess.
This site, run by the University of Toronto Library, includes full text of the poem, footnotes, and commentary by Ian Lancashire. A great place to begin your research.
Articles, background, and analysis on Browning from a variety of eminent scholars.
A short, scholarly, citable description of Browning’s background, marriage, and career.
This edition is a free e-book available on Google Books. Note: this is not a complete edition of all Browning’s poetry – there’s way more out there!
This Penguin edition of Browning’s poetry includes all the most important poems and has good, authoritative footnotes – but only a small sample is available in the free online preview.
This Norton Critical edition of Browning’s poetry also includes several interesting critical essays. No online preview available.