Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
Read by Katerina Georgopoulou, MPhil, Medical Science, 2013-14
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both Britain and the United States during her lifetime. The title of Sonnets from the Portuguese refers to the series of sonnets of the 16th-century Portuguese poet Luís de Camões; in all these poems she used rhyme schemes typical of the Portuguese sonnets.