Her romance with Robert Browning was immortalized in 1930 in the play The Barretts of Wimpole Street, by Rudolf Besier (we also have this in book form elsewhere).
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Born in 1806 at Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England, Elizabeth Barrett, was an English poet of the Romantic Movement. The Barrett family, who were part Creole, had lived in Jamaica, where they owned sugar plantations and relied on slave labor. Elizabeth's father, Edward Barrett Moulton Barrett, chose to raise his family in England, while his fortune grew in Jamaica.
Educated at home, Elizabeth apparently had read passages from Paradise Lost and a number of Shakespearean plays, among other great works, before the age of ten. By her twelfth year she had written her first "epic" poem, which consisted of four books of rhyming couplets. Two years later, Elizabeth developed a lung ailment that plagued her for the rest of her life. Doctors began treating her with morphine, which she would take until her death. While saddling a pony when she was fifteen, Elizabeth also suffered a spinal injury.
In 1826 Elizabeth anonymously published her collection An Essay on Mind and Other Poems.
In 1832 Elizabeth published her translation of Prometheus Boundby the Greek dramatist Aeschylus.
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