Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, Saviour of Society

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A poem in blank verse by R. Browning, written and published 1871. The poem, while alluding in detail to Napoleon III's career, also raises questions about truth and imagination which are central to Browning's aesthetics: political and poetic idealism, opposed to and yet dependent on the materialism of action and language, mirror one another.

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