Sonnets from the Portuguese

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Written during the two-year correspondence leading up to her marriage to Robert Browning; there are many points of connection between the Sonnets and the letters and incidents of the courtship. She did not show the poems to Browning until after their marriage and they were not published until 1850. There are 44 sonnets in all.

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