Sonnets from the Portuguese, Paperback Book

Sonnets from the Portuguese Paperback

Part of the Dover Thrift Editions series

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780486270524

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There's no doubt that Browning's sonnets stand out above many of the poems here, but this small edition does hold together as a smooth and varied collection of her works. For a reader who doesn't need or want the added explanations that an editor might provide, and who simply wants a sample of Browning's lovely work, this might well be a worthwhile choice. Certainly, many of Browning's words feel dated and idealistic today, but they stand as a beautiful collection of poems from another time, and one worth revisiting.