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The Pied Piper of Hamelin by  made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway [18  and in particular the dramatic monologue - First Edition - 1888 - from Little Stour Books PBFA and Biblio.com

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Browning, Robert [Robert Browning (7 May 1812 - 12 December 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. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway [18

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Published by George Routledge and Sons Broadway House, 68-74 Carter Lane, Ludgate Hill, London First Edition 1888. London 1888., 1888. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original colour illustrated paper covered boards, maroon cloth spine, aqua blue end papers and dyed page edges. 4to 10'' x 9''. Contains 64 printed pages of text with splendid colour illustrations. One small tear to the fore edge of page 63, couple of light finger marks to the margins, boards rubbed to the corners, a little snagging of the cloth to the spine ends. We currently hold in stock 15 other titles by this illustrator. Member of the P.B.F.A.

Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus , published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper , a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation. In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.




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