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by Richard D. Altick,Robert Browning
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    Richard D. Altick,Robert Browning
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    Penguin Books Ltd (October 28, 1971)
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In "Ring and the Book" Browning takes the sordid event of an enraged husband murdering his helpless bride-the .

The Ring and the Book is a long dramatic narrative poem, and, more specifically, a verse novel, of 21,000 lines, written by Robert Browning.

Browning, Robert, 1812-1889; Altick, Richard D. (Richard Daniel), 1915-2008, e. Harmondsworth, Penguin. (Richard Daniel), 1915-2008, ed. Publication date. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Published December 31st 1971 by Penguin Books. Hardcover, 707 pages.

ISBN: 0300026854 (ISBN13: 9780300026856). The Poetical Works of Robert Browning: The Ring and the Book (Paperback). Published April 20th 2010 by Nabu Press. Paperback, 328 pages. Published December 31st 1971 by Penguin Books. ISBN: 0140802835 (ISBN13: 9780140802832).

Selected Poems (Penguin Classics). Authors: Robert Browning. The Ring And the book. 9, 10. The Poetical Works of Robert Browning, volume 3. Read Also.

Imagine an emerging poet writing in English, in the 1830s and 1840s. Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book, ed. Richard D. Altick (London: Penguin, 1971), p. 3. oogle Scholar

Imagine an emerging poet writing in English, in the 1830s and 1840s. His first work is barely read, and when read, misunderstood. oogle Scholar. 5. Henry James, ‘The Private Life’, in The Figure in the Carpet and other Stories, ed. Frank Kermode (London: Penguin, 1986), pp. 189–231.

The book contained legal briefs, pamphlets, and letters relating to a case that. With this book, M. H. Abrams has given us a remarkable study, admirably conceived and executed, a book of quite exceptional and no doubt lasting significance for a number of fields-for the history of ideas and comparative literature as well as for English literary history, criticism and aesthetics.

Slight signs of wear!

This is not a quick read but it is a really good one.
I've just read some Amazon reviewers' responses to T. S. Eliot's poetry as testimony to his possibly being the greatest poet ever. Such an evaluation practically proves Eliot's insistent point about the cultural impoverishment of the present.

Indeed, Browning's masterwork may very well be the ultimate poetic epic in the English language, rivaled certainly not by Spenser, Wordsworth, and Pound but only by Chaucer and Milton. The fact that even the "trial of the century"--the O. J. Simpson case--did not produce widespread renewed interest in its literary predecessor and equivalent would produce surprise and disappointment were I not so aware that, outside of Shakespeare, the academic canon has been foreshortened (and engendered) to a tradition that begins with Virginia Woolf and ends with Sylvia Plath.

In "Ring and the Book" Browning takes the sordid event of an enraged husband murdering his helpless bride--the daughter of a prostitute and rescue project of a priest--to "explain the ways of God to man." The reader of the poem becomes, in effect, a "privileged" juror in the trial of the murderer, positioned through Browning's protean and powerful rhetoric within the consciousness of each of the principals before finally being enabled to glimpse the "truth" that affords meaning to human mutability and suffering.

The poem no doubt will remain in dust closets, largely unread even by literature Ph.D's. But there's little chance of its ever becoming lost. Like the priest-hero of the poem, a few priests of the imagination will ever so often make the poem's discovery and be lured into the quest of pursuing its singular meanings.

[A reader recently wrote asking me about this edition, which led to the discovery that Amazon often uses the same review for any and every edition! (Be careful about ordering used editions for the same reason.) I was referring to the Penguin edition, which is now out of print. Beware of the "Kessinger Edition," which is really no edition at all but a bootleg, an uncredited reprint. Moreover, it's the version that a search of the title is apt to take you to. You might try the Collins and Altick edition on Broadview.]
When I pay $0.99 for a "carefully crafted ebook" supposedly "formatted for your eReader," I expect poetry to be formatted as poetry, matching the original, wlth line breaks in the same places.

You can see page images of the 1872 original on Google Books and it appears as I expect. The line breaks are rendered correctly in the free Project Gutenberg Australia eText.

In this edition, it appears it was scanned without any attention being paid for formatting. Each stanza has become a run-on paragraph--but with internal capital letters at the start of every line (whether or not it begins a sentence). The original had right-justified line numbers at every 5th line; here, the line numbers are simply inserted into the middle of the paragraph.

Completely unacceptable.
This 99-cent Kindle version of THE RING AND THE BOOK, a poem in blank verse, displays as prose broken up by giant line-numbers every ten lines. It is not worth the 99 cents. It has an introduction from 1911, not bad but hardly the latest scholarship. There is nothing else extra.
Very few people will ever choose to wrestle with Browning's magnum opus, "The Ring and the Book," and that makes me very sad because it is an amazing poem. Hard work because Browning is chasing down the nuances of human thought in all of it's pithy, distracted, and often self-serving channels. But then poetry is often hard work to read, and I fear we have become a world of lazy people who don't want to mine the depths of poetic understanding. If you love this poem, then do respond to this review. Thanks.
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There was nothing here for me really. I appreciate it as a work and the effort behind it, but I was never pulled in.
Fascinating novel-length poem exploring the various sides in a real life 16th century Italian murder trial. This edition is nice, with critical reviews from Robert Browning's contemporaries. A Victorian poem that isn't read as often as it should be.