Alfred Tennyson

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Poetry - 626 pages
Tennyson was acclaimed in his own day as the chief poetic voice of his age, and he remains one of the most highly regarded masters of the music and mood of poetry. This Oxford Authors edition selects extensively from Tennyson's entire career, beginning with his striking juvenilia, through his career as Poet Laureate and to the powerful poetry he wrote in his ninth decade. It contains over sixty poems, including such classics as "The Lady of Shalott," "Morte DArthur," "Break Break Break," "Locksley Hall," "Ulysses," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," and "Tears, Idle Tears." It also includes in its entirety Tennyson's quasi-feminist epic The Princess, as well as the whole of In Memoriam, Maud, Enoch Arden, and several of the Idylls of the King.

The poems are augmented with a broad selection from Tennyson's letters, as well as relevant passages from his son Hallam Tennyson's Memoir of his father, where Tennyson talks widely about his own poetry and the writing of others. The edition as a whole provides the most comprehensive one-volume representation of Tennyson's particular genius.
 

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Contents

Juvenilia
3
Poems Chiefly Lyrical 1830
11
Song Aspirit haunts the years last hours
19
Poems 1842
61
The Princess 1847
117
In Memoriam A H H 1850
203
Laureate Poems
293
A Monodrama 1855
304
Poems of the 1870s and 1880s
437
Letters and Journal Entries
481
To Henry Hallam 14 Feb 1834
491
Charles Dickens to John Forster 24 Aug 1846
502
To Algernon Charles Swinburne Mar 1865
511
To Elizabeth Chapman 23 Nov 1886
523
Notes
556
To George Brimley 28 Nov 1855
618

Tithonus Final version
348
Poems from the 1860s
375
From The Idylls of the King 1869
388

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Adam Roberts is Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is the editor of The Oxford Authors Robert Browning with Daniel Karlin.

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