Alfred Tennyson

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Adam Charles Roberts
Oxford University Press, 2000 - Poetry - 626 pages
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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
Poems 1832
21
Poems 1842
61
St Simeon Styhtes
74
The Princess 1847
117
InMemoriamA H H 1850
203
Laureate Poems
293
To Emily Sellwood Jan 1839
496
To Edmund Lushington Feb 1842
497
To Edward Fitzgerald July 1842
498
Thomas Carlyle to Ralph Waldo Emerson 5 Aug 1844
499
Tennysons Journal of his Tour of Switzerland Aug 1846
500
Charles Dickens to John Forster 24 Aug 1846
502
To Coventry Patmore 28 Feb 1849
503
To John Forster 11 Aug 1852
504

Maud A Monodrama 1855
304
Tlthonu s Final version
348
Poems from the i86os
375
From The Idylls of the King 1869
388
Poem s of the 1870s and 1880s
437
FarFarAway
473
Merlin and the Gleam
474
Crossing the Bar
478
PROSE
479
Letters and Journal Entries 1 To Mary Anne Fytche Oct 1821
481
To Elizabeth Russell 18 Apr 1828
483
The Acts of the Apostles 182930
484
To Elizabeth Russell 18 Mar 1832
485
To William Henry Brookfield midMar 1832
486
ToJamesSpedding7Feb 1833
489
To Sofia Walls Rawnsley Dec 1833
490
To Henry Hallam 14 Feb 1834
491
To Richard Monckton Milnes 9 Jan 1837
492
To Leigh Hunt 13 July 1837
494
To Emily Sellwood Mar Apr 1838
495
To Robert James Mann Sept 1855
505
To George Brimley 28 Nov 1855
506
To Princess Alice 13 Jan 1862
510
To Algernon Charles Swinburne Mar 1865
511
Tennyson and Gladstone in Conversation 8 Dec 1865
512
To Francis Palgrave 24 Dec 1868
517
To William Cox Bennett 13 Nov 1872
518
To Gladstone 30 Mar 1873
519
To Benjamin Paul Blood 7 May 1874
520
To Matthew Fraser 7 May 1880
521
To Gladstone early Dec 1883
522
To Elizabeth Chapman 23 Nov 1886
523
To Walt Whitman 15 Nov 1887
524
Excerpts from Hallam Tennysons Memoir Tennyson in his own Words
527
Notes
556
To the Duke of Argyll 3 Oct 1859 509
618
Further Reading
622
Index of Titles
624
Index of First Lines
625
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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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