Books by Julia Markus

Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Fascinating and useful, but exceedingly recherché."
A microscopic look at the staid Victorian biographer and pupil of Thomas Carlyle, by novelist and 19th-century scholar Markus (Across an Untried Sea, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2000

"More historical novel than critical analysis, but a lush, well researched, and very engaging read."
A splendid portrait of two Victorian ladies. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 10, 1995

"Without psychological insight or historical grasp, Markus plunges this marital biography into Barrett's unilluminated obsessions with her father, depression, spiritualism, and (possible) Creole ancestry, while Browning is relegated to mere uxoriousness. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Novelist Markus (A Change of Luck, 1991, etc.), between her tendentious lionization of Elizabeth Barrett and bland veneration of Robert Browning, turns their complex union into a novelette romance for English majors. Read full book review >