Antiquarian Hardcover Book, The Ring And The Book, Robert Browning, Poetry, Epic Poem, Murder Mystery, Court Trial, Narrative Poem
A wonderful antiquarian book called The Ring And The Book by Robert Browning.
The Ring and the Book is a long dramatic narrative poem of 21,000 lines written by Robert Browning. It was published in four installments from 1868 to 1869. The book tells the story of a murder trial in Rome in 1698, whereby an impoverished nobleman, Count Guido Franceschini, is found guilty of the murders of his young wife Pompilia Comparini and her parents, having suspected his wife was having an affair with a young cleric, Giuseppe Caponsacchi. Having been found guilty despite his protests and sentenced to death, Franceschini then appeals - unsuccessfully - to Pope Innocent XII to overturn the decision.
Robert Browning (1812 – 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose dramatic monologues put him high among the Victorian poets. He was noted for irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings and challenging vocabulary and syntax.
7½ x 5
Published by Oxford University Press -- 1912
This book is in Very Good condition. The binding is tight, and the pages are yellowed but this is to be expected considering the age of this book. There is some bending at the corners and wear at the top and bottom of the spine. On the front flyleaf, there is an inscription dated July 1920. This book is 110 Years old.
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