Of sad and wished-for years: Elizabeth Barrett Browning's lifelong illness.

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The Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning suffered for most of her life from an illness that her physicians were never able to diagnose, and that Barrett Browning scholars and others have tried to diagnose since her death in 1861. Many suggestions have been offered, but none has been convincing. By happenstance, my daughter was reading the… (More)
DOI: 10.1353/pbm.2011.0040

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