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My Last Duchess

“My Last Duchess”, written in 1842 is the most famous dramatic monologue written by Robert Browning.  The poem is the Duke of Ferrara’s monologue about a painting of his former wife, the duchess, while he negotiates, through an agent, for the hand of the niece of the Count of Tyrol in Austria. 


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term


·               My Last Duchess

·               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 

·          Bloom, Harold.  Robert Browning. 2001.

Call Number:  PR 4238 .R58 2001

·          DiYanni, Robert. Literature: reading fiction, poetry, and drama. 2002.

Call Number:  PN 49 .D52 2002 


Reference Materials


·               Concise Columbia Book of Poetry. Call Number:  REF PR 1175 .C6443 1990

o   Pgs. 87-89

·               Facts on File Companion to 19th Century British Poetry. – Call Number:  REF PR 590 .F57 2010

o  Pgs.51, 253-254

·          Masterplots II (Poetry Series).  – Call Number:  REF PN 1110.5 .M37 2002

o   Vol. 5, pgs. 2593-2595

·          Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism.Call Number:  PN761 .N5

o   Vol. 19, pgs. 114, 117, 119, 126, 133, 135-137

o   Vol. 79, pgs. 95-96, 100, 164, 169-170, 185

·         Poetry Criticism.Call Number:  REF PN 1010.P6

o    Vol. 2, pgs. 37, 94

o    Vol. 61, pg. 88

o    Vol. 97, pgs. 1-66

·         Poetry for Students. – Call Number:  REF PN 1112 .P752

o  Vol. 1, pgs. 164-177

o   To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.



Research Databases

 To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

·               Academic Search Complete

·               Gale Literary Index

·               Literary Reference Center Plus

·               Literature Resources from Gale




This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.


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Last Revised on July 22, 2011

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