Abstract – scaricare il file per l'appunto completo Elizabeth Barrett was born at Coxhoe Hall, near Durham, into a wealthy family
whose fortune came from Jamaican sugar plantations worked by slaves. Her girlhood was spent very happily; she was the eldest of twelve children and from the beginning something of a child prodigy, highly intelligent, and determined to become a poet. Even if she was better than her brothers at Latin, Greek and could soon read in many modern languages, like Italian, French and Portuguese, at the age of 15 she was faced with the limitations of being a woman since only her brothers were sent away for their education. Loneliness and frustration, perhaps predisposed her to physical illness; she suffered of a severe but – segue nel file da scaricare