Idylls of the King
And a Selection of Poems
By (author) Lord Alfred Tennyson
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Idylls of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Book DescriptionAlfred, Lord Tennyson evokes past and present, seeking to reconcile the Victorian zeal for public progress with private despair. Full of eloquence, epic grandeur, and myth, his haunting, rhapsodic poems still cast their lyrical spell today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780451528759
(172mm x 105mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Dutton / Signet
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lord Alfred Tennyson
In Memoriam, Paperback (August 2014)
This new Broadview Edition of Tennyson's great long poem provides a careful critical discussion and detailed historical contexts.
Fifty Poems, Paperback (May 2014)
Originally published in 1910, this book contains the text of fifty poems written by Tennyson between 1830 and 1864.
Tennyson, Paperback (April 2014)
An edition that makes the great poet of the Victorian era more accessible than ever before.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Paperback (December 2013)» View all books by Lord Alfred Tennyson
First published in 1932, this book contains a selection of Tennyson's poetry edited by renowned English author Frank Laurence Lucas.
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Author Biography - Lord Alfred Tennyson
Alfred, Lord Tennyson was born in 1809 at Somersby, Lincolnshire. Schooled at Louth and by his father, a rector, he began to write early, and at the age of twelve he composed an epic of 6,000 lines. In 1828 he matriculated at Cambridge but only after the elder Tennyson had approved his recitation by heart of the odes of Horace. Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, published in 1830, revealed Tennyson s swiftly maturing talent, a talent which was augmented by his friendship with Edward FitzGerald and A.H. Hallam. In 1830, the poet and Hallam volunteered in the army of a Spanish insurgent; and Poems (1833) derived largely from experience gained on the Continent. Hallam s death in the same year gave rise to The Two Voices (1834) a black period in Tennyson s life. After a lengthy silence he published Poems (1842), earning the admiration of Carlyle and Dickens. The year 1850 witnessed his marriage to Emily Sarah Sellwood and his appointment as poet laureate, succeeding Wordsworth. The gravity with which he took his office was reflected in many poems on state occasions. His later years produced his acknowledged masterpieces: In Memoriam (1850), Maud (1855), Ballads and Other Poems (1880), Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886), and scattered sections of what would eventually become his epic, Idylls of the King (1859-1885). In 1892, reading his favorite Shakespeare, Tennyson died at Aldworth and received a public funeral in Westminster Abbey."
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