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My Last Duchess and Other Poems

My Last Duchess and Other Poems
  • Author : Robert Browning
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-03-05
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 0486114252
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Summary : Features 42 works, among them a number of the Victorian master's famed dramatic monologues, plus such memorable masterworks as "Love among the Ruins," "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and "Home Thoughts from Abroad." Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

MY LAST DUCHESS

MY LAST DUCHESS
  • Author : Robert Browning
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-06
  • Total pages :482
  • ISBN : 8027236320
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Summary : This eBook edition of "MY LAST DUCHESS" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. My Last Duchess is a poem, frequently anthologised as an example of the dramatic monologue. It first appeared in 1842 in Browning's Dramatic Lyrics. The poem is written in 28 rhymed couplets of iambic pentameter. The poem is set during the late Italian Renaissance. The speaker (presumably the Duke of Ferrara) is giving the emissary of the family of his prospective new wife (presumably a third or fourth since Browning could have easily written 'second' but did not do so) a tour of the artworks in his home. He draws a curtain to reveal a painting of a woman, explaining that it is a portrait of his late wife; he invites his guest to sit and look at the painting. Robert Browning (1812 - 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in his poems are often musicians or painters whose work functions as a metaphor for poetry.

My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess
  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-27
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 0063036355
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Summary : New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Wildes series with a prequel about the Wilde children's parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley. Every Duke needs a Duchess... Hugo Wilde, the Duke of Lindow, has a drafty castle, eight naughty children—and no wife. Ophelia, Lady Astley, has a fine house, one well-behaved daughter—and no husband. Hugo takes one look at Ophelia and loses his heart, but she doesn’t want more children or a castle. She takes one look at him and heads for her carriage. Desperate to find a duchess, Hugo identifies an appropriate lady to woo. Yet when he meets Ophelia again, the duke realizes that he will marry her, or no one. Now he faces the greatest challenge of his life. He must convince Ophelia that their blazing sensuality, his exquisite castle, and his eight charming children add up to a match made in heaven. When a duke finds his duchess, can he win her heart?

Intertextuality in Margaret Atwood’s “My Last Duchess” and “The Age of Lead”

Intertextuality in Margaret Atwood’s “My Last Duchess” and “The Age of Lead”
  • Author : Franco Mucci
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-11-13
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 3668086311
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Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Constance, language: English, abstract: This term paper introduces the reader to the world of Margaret Atwood, an internationally well-known Canadian author. She often uses myths and prominent works as a base for her own writings and concentrates on rewriting traditional or popular versions of stories, of which many undermine objectification or even refuse women (Wisker 2012: 67). It is striking how many times Atwood has used several texts within texts or intertexts throughout her career and thus it is worth having a closer look at it (Wilson 1993: 3). In order to show how well Atwood is able to use intertextuality, the following chapter begins with Robert Browning’s dramatic monologue respectively poem ‘My Last Duchess’, which is essential for a better understanding of the intertextuality used in Atwood’s ‘My Last Duchess’ and important to finally understand the Duke’s and the Duchess’ role in both writings. The next chapter has a closer look at Atwood’s short story, published in a collection of connected short stories by her called ‘Moral Disorder’ in 2006, which “grapples with the complicated ethics of obligation, particularly the conflict between selfishness and sacrifice that can arise within the praxis of care” (DeFalco 2011: 236). But many of the stories in the collection like ‘My Last Duchess’ also focus on the socialization of gender, a very central subject to Atwood, particularly the short stories set in the 1950s and 1960s, a time when gender was a principally discussed social issue (Wisker 2012: 165). In addition, as we will see in the short story ‘My Last Duchess’, Atwood regularly reverses the hero’s gender in order to alter the role of women from objects to subjects and she also doubles roles in order to make the same person look like a rescuer and a person being rescued (Wilson 1993: 32).

The Last Duchess

The Last Duchess
  • Author : Sharon (Sharon Roberta) Stewart
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :283
  • ISBN : 9780439961011
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Summary : The Last Duchess is the touching story of Princess Anastasia and Dunia, two girls whose lives were worlds apart, but whosefriendship lasted a lifetime. When Dunia runs away from her tiny village in the forests of Siberia, she never imagines she'll meet the Tsar of Russia. But before long she's visiting the palace and making friends with the impish young princess, Anastasia. Life couldn't be happier... until the dark clouds of revolution loom over Russia. Could Dunia lose her new world, her new friend - even her own life?

My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess
  • Author : Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-08-19
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 0755370988
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Summary : MY LAST DUCHESS is the debut novel from Daisy Goodwin, the script writer of the epic ITV Sunday night drama VICTORIA. A rich, rewarding love story, perfect for readers of Georgette Heyer, and fans of VICTORIA, DOWNTON ABBEY and THE CROWN. 'Sparkling and thoroughly engaging' Sunday Times 'Deliciously classy. An intelligent pleasure, full of exquisite period detail' Kate Mosse Cora Cash has grown up in a world in which money unlocks every door. Her coming-out ball promises to be the most opulent of the gilded 1890s, a fitting debut for New York's 'princess'. Yet her fortune cannot buy her the one thing she craves -- the freedom to choose her own destiny. For Cora's mother has her heart on a title for her daughter, and in England -- where they are bound, to find Cora a husband. When Cora loses her heart to a man she barely knows, she soon realises that she is playing a game she does not fully understand -- and that her future happiness is the prize.

A Study Guide for Robert Browning's My Last Duchess

A Study Guide for Robert Browning's My Last Duchess
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-15
  • Total pages :15
  • ISBN : 1410336875
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Summary : A Study Guide for Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Robert Browning

Robert Browning
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-01-01
  • Total pages :92
  • ISBN : 1438115822
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Summary : Provides insight into five of Browning's most influential works along with a brief biography of the poet.

His Last Duchess

His Last Duchess
  • Author : Gabrielle Kimm
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-08-05
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 0748116958
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Summary : When sixteen-year-old Lucrezia de' Medici marries the fifth Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso d'Este, she imagines life with her handsome husband will be idyllic. But little does she know that he is a very complicated man. The marriage is fraught with difficulties from the start, and, as time passes, Lucrezia becomes increasingly alienated. For Alfonso, the pressure mounts as the Vatican threatens to reclaim his title should the couple remain unable to produce an heir. Only his lover Francesca seems able to tame his increasing fury. But Alfonso's growing resentment towards his duchess soon becomes unbearable, and he begins to plot an unthinkable way to escape his problems. Originally inspired by a Robert Browning poem, His Last Duchess gorgeously brings to life the passions and people of sixteenth-century Tuscany and Ferrara. It is a story you are unlikely to forget for a long time.

My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess
  • Author : H. K. Bannerman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1955
  • Total pages :26
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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The American Heiress

The American Heiress
  • Author : Daisy Goodwin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-21
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9781429987080
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Summary : Now including an excerpt from VICTORIA: A Novel, by Daisy Goodwin, the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS. "Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage. Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

The Last of the Duchess

The Last of the Duchess
  • Author : Caroline Blackwood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : 0345802632
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Summary : A portrait of the Duchess of Windsor focuses on her final days and profiles Maitre Blum, one of France's most powerful lawyers, who controlled every aspect of the Duchess' life.

Dramatic Idyls

Dramatic Idyls
  • Author : Robert Browning
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1880
  • Total pages :147
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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"My Last Duchess" and Parisina ...

'My Last Duchess' and Parisina ...
  • Author : Lionel Stevenson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1959
  • Total pages :4
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Gender Expectations and Power Constellations in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess

Gender Expectations and Power Constellations in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess
  • Author : Regina Männle
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10
  • Total pages :16
  • ISBN : 3640347420
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Summary : Essay from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: Proseminar, language: English, abstract: The situation does not seem to be particularly exciting at all: A wealthy and civilised Renaissance duke chatting harmlessly with the envoy of a count whose daughter he is planning to marry. Before the two men start to discuss the financial details of the marriage, the duke tries to show his best side and presents himself as an art-loving and generous nobleman. But the story takes a chilling turn: While the host and his guest look at the portrait of the last duchess, the duke makes some remarks that suggest he may have murdered his wife. On the surface, "My Last Duchess" seems to be a startling and entertaining mystery story, but considering the society and the environment that shaped the author, one cannot shake off the feeling that this poem is more than a story about a long-deceased Renaissance nobleman and his recalcitrant and disobedient wife. The poem touches some issues that were prevailing in the Victorian era and were of high interest to Browning's contemporaries: morality, gender expectations and power relations.

Wilde in Love

Wilde in Love
  • Author : Eloisa James
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-31
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 0062389483
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Summary : One of Cosmopolitan's Best Books of 2017! Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father’s castle, but just as he grasps that he’s not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche. Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper. Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He’s never lost a battle. But a spirited woman like Willa isn’t going to make it easy. . . . The first book in Eloisa James’s dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and sexy charm—and introduces a large, eccentric family. Readers will love the Wildes of Lindow Castle!

Moral Disorder

Moral Disorder
  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-12-17
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 1551995522
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Summary : Atwood triumphs with these dazzling, personal stories in her first collection since Wilderness Tips. In these ten interrelated stories Atwood traces the course of a life and also the lives intertwined with it, while evoking the drama and the humour that colour common experiences — the birth of a baby, divorce and remarriage, old age and death. With settings ranging from Toronto, northern Quebec, and rural Ontario, the stories begin in the present, as a couple no longer young situate themselves in a larger world no longer safe. Then the narrative goes back in time to the forties and moves chronologically forward toward the present. In “The Art of Cooking and Serving,” the twelve-year-old narrator does her best to accommodate the arrival of a baby sister. After she boldly declares her independence, we follow the narrator into young adulthood and then through a complex relationship. In “The Entities,” the story of two women haunted by the past unfolds. The magnificent last two stories reveal the heartbreaking old age of parents but circle back again to childhood, to complete the cycle. By turns funny, lyrical, incisive, tragic, earthy, shocking, and deeply personal, Moral Disorder displays Atwood’s celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage. This is vintage Atwood, writing at the height of her powers. From the Hardcover edition.

The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  • Author : Robert Browning
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1899
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Selected Poems of Robert Browning

Selected Poems of Robert Browning
  • Author : Robert Browning
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1887
  • Total pages :54
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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The Last Duchess

The Last Duchess
  • Author : Laura Powell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-06-27
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1760554502
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Summary : Pattern is only thirteen, but is already rising through the ranks at Mrs Minchin's Academy of Domestic Servitude and seems destined for a life below stairs. But fate intervenes when she is packed off to the small and secretive Duchy of Elffinberg, to serve as lady's maid to the lately orphaned Grand Duchess. Pattern's young new mistress is excitable and paranoid, yet despite their differences the two girls forge an unlikely friendship that quickly turns into a battle for survival. For picture-perfect Elffinberg hides an extremely dark and deadly secret . . . Armed only with her trusty sewing basket, a bottle of smelling salts and J. Bulcock's inestimable guide, The Duties of a Lady's Maid, Pattern will need all her wits and resourcefulness when dealing with above-stairs conspiracies and below-stairs intrigue. Darning stockings has never been so dangerous.

The Second Duchess

The Second Duchess
  • Author : Elizabeth Loupas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-03-01
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 1101478454
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Summary : A rich, compelling historical novel-and a mystery of royal intrigue. In a city-state known for magnificence, where love affairs and conspiracies play out amidst brilliant painters, poets and musicians, the powerful and ambitious Alfonso d'Este, duke of Ferrara, takes a new bride. Half of Europe is certain he murdered his first wife, Lucrezia, the luminous child of the Medici. But no one dares accuse him, and no one has proof-least of all his second duchess, the far less beautiful but delightfully clever Barbara of Austria. At first determined to ignore the rumors about her new husband, Barbara embraces the pleasures of the Ferrarese court. Yet wherever she turns she hears whispers of the first duchess's wayward life and mysterious death. Barbara asks questions-a dangerous mistake for a duchess of Ferrara. Suddenly, to save her own life, Barbara has no choice but to risk the duke's terrifying displeasure and discover the truth of Lucrezia's death-or she will share her fate.