Welcome! This site is dedicated to the scholarly study of Elizabeth Barret Browning’s poem “The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point.” It was written in 1846 and first published in December of that year. I enjoy nineteenth-century British literature and Barret Browning is one of my favorite poets, so I have enjoyed studying her and her work. 

 

Elizabeth Barret Browning, a detail from an oil painting by Michele Gordigiani, 1858; in the National Portrait Gallery, London. http://www.merriam-webster.com/concise-images/30277.htm