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on 8 November 2003
Elizabeth Barrett Browning doesn't seem to be generally known anymore as the writer of Aurora Leigh, which really is a shame. When you first start reading it, it may take a bit of getting used to, but don't be put off by the fact that it is in verse rather than prose. It is worth reading for the story alone, and there are parts of it that are really beautiful. There is so much in it about writing, and the role of women in Victorian society - but that aside, it is just a very good book.