The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Robert Browning, Kate Greenaway

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin is one of the most famous folk tales of Europe.
Robert Browning uses all his talents to take the folk tale and turns it in an epic poem.
Kate Greenaway one of the great illustrators brings to life the characters in this wonderful interpretation of a Classic tale.

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ISBN-13: 9781470914103
Publication date: 10/12/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,058,283
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus, published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation.

In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

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