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Sonnets from the Portuguese

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnets from the Portuguese, written ca. 1845–1846 and first published in 1850, is a collection of forty-four love sonnets written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poems largely chronicle the period leading up to her 1846 marriage to Robert Browning. The collection was acclaimed and popular even in the poet's lifetime and it remains so today. Elizabeth was initially hesitant to publish the poems, feeling that they were too personal. However, Robert insisted that they were the best sequence of English-language sonnets since Shakespeare's time and urged her to publish them. To offer the couple some privacy, she decided that she might publish them under a title disguising the poems as translations of foreign sonnets. Therefore, the collection was first to be known as Sonnets from the Bosnian, until Robert suggested that she change their imaginary original language to Portuguese, probably after his nickname for her: "my little Portuguese." (Summary from Wikipedia)

Sonnets from the Portuguese, written ca. 1845–1846 and first published in 1850, is a collection of forty-four love sonnets written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poems largely chronicle the period leading up to her 1846 marriage to Robert Browning. The collection was acclaimed and popular even in the poet's lifetime and it remains so today. Elizabeth was initially hesitant to publish the poems, feeling that they were too personal. However, Robert insisted that they were the best sequence of English-language sonnets since Shakespeare's time and urged her to publish them. To offer the couple some privacy, she decided that she might publish them under a title disguising the poems as translations of foreign sonnets. Therefore, the collection was first to be known as Sonnets from the Bosnian, until Robert suggested that she change their imaginary original language to Portuguese, probably after his nickname for her: "my little Portuguese." (Summary from Wikipedia)
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Sonnets from the Portuguese, written ca. 1845–1846 and first published in 1850, is a collection of forty-four love sonnets written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The poems largely chronicle the period leading up to her 1846 marriage to Robert Browning. The collection was acclaimed and popular even in the poet's lifetime and it remains so today. Elizabeth was initially hesitant to publish the poems, feeling that they were too personal. However, Robert insisted that they were the best sequence of English-language sonnets since Shakespeare's time and urged her to publish them. To offer the couple some privacy, she decided that she might publish them under a title disguising the poems as translations of foreign sonnets. Therefore, the collection was first to be known as Sonnets from the Bosnian, until Robert suggested that she change their imaginary original language to Portuguese, probably after his nickname for her: "my little Portuguese." (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:10