From the jacket:
The story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning is one of the unlikeliest love stories of literature. She was thirty-nine and an invalid when he stormed his way into her life over the protests of her tyrannical father. She was a well known author, he was a promising but scarcely known poet. She came from a large family, was delicate, extremely introverted, and in perpetually bad health. He had one sibling, posessed a robust constitution, and was a buoyant extrovert. Yet each's poetry is a celebration of their unbroken devotion, compatibility, and passion.