Porphyria's Lover
Porphyria's Lover
by Robert Browning

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Websites

Poets.org Biography

This is a helpful biography of Robert Browning, with links to several of his poems, including a recording of "My Last Duchess."

Victorian Web on Browning

The Victorian Web is a useful site for anyone interested in Victorian Literature. This page has links to a lot of information on Robert Browning's life and works.

The Browning Society

This is a link to the Browning Society's webpage. They have loads of interesting information on the Brownings.

Video

Dramatization of "Porphyria's Lover"

YouTube video dramatization of the poem, shot in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Dramatization of "Porphyria's Lover"

This video is a dramatization of the action of the poem without the words.

Audio

Audio Recording
This recording is accompanied by the text of the poem and illustrations.

Images

Web Comic of "Porphyria's Lover"

Each line of the poem has a digital image accompanying it.

Browning as a Young Man

Check out the Victorian facial hair on this guy!

Manuscript of one of Robert Browning's poems

This is an image of Robert Browning's manuscript of The Ring and the Book, a narrative poem that is 21,000 lines long! This piece was published in four installments in 1868 and 1869l.

Historical Documents

"Of the Pathetic Fallacy" from Modern Painters
This essay, written by Victorian critic John Ruskin, criticizes the tendency of many writers to describe nature as though it consciously reflects the inner state or mood of the characters.

Books

Online Article by J.T. Best

This article offers an interesting reading of "Porphyria's Lover."

Response to J.T. Best's Article

This article responds to J.T. Best's article about "Porphyria's Lover" and discusses the ambiguities in the poem.

Another response to J.T. Best's Article

This article responds to J.T. Best's argument and offers an alterative reading.

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