The Ring and the Book - An Interpretation


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Francis Bickford Hornbrooke was an American Unitarian minister who in later years was recognized as an expert commentator on literature, in particular the works of Robert Browning. Of all Browning's output, it was his monumental epic, the Ring and the Book, which most attracted Hornbrooke's attention, and he said that " I have read the poem throughout at least thirty times, and every time with increased pleasure. The more I read it, the more I love it, and the less I find in it to censure." His interpretation of the poem is distinguished not only by the great expository and rhetorical skills of a celebrated preacher, but also by a deep and appreciative understanding of the passion and expressive mastery of the poet. ( Algy Pug) (6 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Foreword 9:17 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter I - The Ring and the Book 15:59 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter II - The Story 6:12 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter III - The Method and the Spirit 11:23 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter IV - Half-Rome and the Other Half-Rome 24:29 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter V - Tertium Quid 19:49 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter VI - Count Guido Franceschini 37:22 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter VII - Caponsacchi 44:57 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter VIII - Pompillia 36:34 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter IX - Dominus Hyacinthus de Archangelis 16:58 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter X - Juris Doctor Johannes-Baptista Bottinius 17:17 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter XI - The Pope 36:42 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter XII - Guido 44:51 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter XIII - The Book and the Ring 15:33 Read by Algy Pug
Chapter XIV - Lessons of The Ring and the Book 34:49 Read by Algy Pug