Twist Her Neck!

Daniel Karlin

in Browning's Hatreds

Published in print July 1993 | ISBN: 9780198112297
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670756 | DOI:
Twist Her Neck!

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This chapter discusses the concept of sexual hatred in the works of Browning. The discussions in this chapter include that of certain excerpts from the poem ‘The Flight of the Duchess’, which is narrated by an old huntsman. The poem is about the story of the unhappy marriage of a young and beautiful Duchess, who is believed to be a prototype of Pompilia, to the dry and self-obsessed Duke.

Keywords: sexual hatred; Browning; poems; The Flight of the Duchesss; Pompilia

Chapter.  9654 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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