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Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister

A poem by Robert Browning, published in 1842.   It takes the form of a dramatic monologue by a spiteful monk who envies the innocent happiness of his fellow, Brother Lawrence.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
  • Robert Browning

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR4202
  •  PR4231
  • PR4238

Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List

  •  Bain, Cain E.  The Norton Introduction to Literature. 1995.

                        Call Number:  PN 6014 .N67 1995 

  • Hawlin, Stefan.  The Complete Critical Guide to Robert Browning. 2002.

                        Call Number:  PR 4231 .H39 2002

  • Loucks, James F., ed.  Robert Browning’s Poetry. 1979.

                        Call Number:  PR 4202 .L59 1979

Reference Materials

  • Masterplots II:  Poetry Series (Revised Edition).Call Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37  2002

o Vol. 7, pgs. 3463-3465

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. – Call Number: REF PN 761 .N5

o Vol. 79, pgs. 163, 165, 170

  • Poetry Criticism.Call Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o Vol. 97, pgs. 4, 9, 42

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Gale Literary Index
  • Literary Reference Plus
  • Literature Resources from Gale

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