Abstract

The poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning have been subjected to a good deal of speculation about their ethnic origins. In tracing the history of this speculation, this article attempts to highlight some of the potential difficulties associated with a renewed attention to genealogy and ethnicity in contemporary biographical writing.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 261-282
Launched on MUSE
2003-07-08
Open Access
No
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