Chapter

Sludgehood

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print July 1993 | ISBN: 9780198112297
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670756 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112297.003.0003
Sludgehood

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This chapter discusses Browning's account of the Ealing séance, which seems to have precipitated his hatred of Daniel Dunglas Home. This chapter also attempts to determine what facet of the séance brought on this hatred, and whether it is a personal or an intellectual hatred that animated the poem Browning wrote in the winter of 1859–60. This poem was subsequently published in Dramatis Personae after Mrs. Browning died.

Keywords: Browning; Ealing séance; hatred; Daniel Dunglas Home; personal hatred; intellectual hatred; poem; Dramatis Personae; Mrs. Browning

Chapter.  9720 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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