Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900

Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861
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In 1826, at age twenty, Elizabeth Barrett published An Essay on Mind, with Other Poems, anonymously and at the expense of her grandmother's companion Mary Trepsack. The title poem attempts to survey the history of poetry, philosophy, and science from ancient Greece to the present day.

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[Elizabeth Barrett Browning]. An Essay on Mind, with Other Poems .... London: J. Duncan, 1826.
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