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Alfred Tennyson was born on August 6, 1809 in Somersby, England. He attended Trinity College in Cambridge. Tennyson is chiefly known for his poetry, an art form that had interested him since the age of six. His best known work is the Idylls of the King. Tennyson was appointed Poet Laureate of England in 1850 and became the Baron of Aldworth and Farrington in 1883. Tennyson was still writing his his 80s, and died on October 6, 1892 near Haslemere, England. (Bowker Author Biography) If there were a contest for the title "greatest Victorian poet," Tennyson would in death, as in life, obtain the prize. He had the finest ear of any English poet, admitting to know the metrical value of every word in the English language except "scissors." In addition, his ability to evoke a closely rendered scene was unsurpassed. Therefore, although those who sought to attack Tennyson called him "the stupidest of the English poets," he remains the only one ennobled for his poetry. Tennyson was born at Somersby rectory in Lincolnshire, the son of the rector there, and was educated at Louth Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge. His earliest published verse, Poems Chiefly Lyrical (1830) and Poems (1833), were considered too sentimental by many critics. Signs of future greatness could be detected in some of the poems in these collections, however. In 1842, a new volume entitled Poems was published. This work, consisting of heavily revised poems from the two earlier collections as well as many new poems, helped to establish Tennyson's fame. His masterpiece, In Memoriam (1850), crowned his fame. The work is a tribute to his close friend Arthur Henry Hallam, whose sudden death in 1833 was a crucial event in the poet's life. The year it was published he succeeded Wordsworth as poet laureate of England. Thereafter, he became tremendously popular and held the respect and admiration of the nation, including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. From that point, Tennyson also became the poet of the establishment, and for the next 40 years he was the Parnassian idol whom younger poets would vainly seek to topple. In many of his poems, including "Ulysses," "The Princess," and "Idylls of the King" (1859--1885), Tennyson trumpeted the creed of the benevolent tyrant. It was this embrace of an authoritarian universe that, as much as his versecraft, had earned him the respect of the British monarchs. His lifelong fascination with King Arthur was the inspiration for Idylls of the King, a series of 12 narrative poems published over a period of 26 years. In 1888, Tennyson chronologically arranged these 12 poems, thus depicting the full story of Arthur and his vision of the perfect state. Tennyson's last poem, "Crossing the Bar," was a 16-line lyric written while crossing from Lymington to the Isle of Wight. It was included in a collection entitled Demeter and Other Poems published in 1889. Tennyson's most characteristic form of poetry was the idyl, a poem of country life. These poems frequently take the form of dramatic reveries that tell a story. Mood is often created through the power of richly described settings. All of Tennyson's work reflects his talent for achieving fine shades of poetic expression, and his lyrics express the emotions and experiences shared by all people. His work is also notable for its heroic quality. In 1883, Tennyson was awarded the title of Baron Tennyson by Queen Victoria; his full title was Baron of Aldworth and Farringford. When he died in 1892, he was buried in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Tennyson's letters show almost nothing of the vividness and brilliance of his poetry, but Cecil Y. Lang and Edgar F. Shannon have been publishing them for their sidelights. More important for an understanding of Tennyson's poetry, the century-long ban on publishing the contents of Tennyson's notebooks, held by Trinity College in Cambridge, was lifted not long ago; an edition of In Memoriam, incorporating these variants, was brought out by Susan Shatto and Marion Shaw in 1982. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Idylls of the King
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Idylls of the King 2,231 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Poems of Tennyson (Autor) 1,065 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Selected Poems 550 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Lady of Shalott 466 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
In Memoriam (Norton Critical Edition) 327 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems and Plays 248 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tennyson's Poems 227 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In Memoriam 170 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Princess 128 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Enoch Arden 114 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Selected Poems 68 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Charge of the Light Brigade 56 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Song of the Brook 45 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A Choice of Tennyson's Verse (Autor) 34 exemplars
The King Arthur Collection (Autor) 33 exemplars
The Holy Grail 24 exemplars
Maud 22 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In Memoriam and Other Poems 20 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Gems from Tennyson 18 exemplars
Lancelot and Elaine 17 exemplars
Tennyson 16 exemplars
The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson 13 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Gareth and Lynette 13 exemplars
Crossing the Bar 12 exemplars
Ulysses 11 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Lady Clare 11 exemplars
Gareth & Lynette &c 10 exemplars
Songs and poems 10 exemplars
Representative Poems, Tennyson 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya
THE POCKET POETS: TENNYSON. (Autor) 7 exemplars
Becket 7 exemplars
Harold; a drama 7 exemplars
Lovers Tale 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Selections from Tennyson (Autor) 5 exemplars
The May Queen. Illustrated by E.V.B 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Elaine 5 exemplars
Break, Break, Break {poem} 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Selected poems. 4 exemplars
Vivien 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tennyson's Works 3 exemplars
La dama de Shalott : y otros poemas 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Kraken 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Geraint and Enid 3 exemplars
Poems of Tennyson 3 exemplars
Locksley Hall 3 exemplars
FAMOUS POEMS 3 exemplars
The Lotos-Eaters {poem} 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tithonus 2 exemplars
Guinevere 2 exemplars
The Eagle 2 exemplars
Idylls of the King 2 exemplars
Cycle of songs from Maud (Lyrics) 2 exemplars
Mariana 2 exemplars
Merlin and Vivien 2 exemplars
Poems, Volume II 2 exemplars
The Falcon 2 exemplars
Tennyson Poetical Works 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tennyson Poetry 1 exemplars
Songs and Lyrics 1 exemplars
Lyric Poems 1 exemplars
Tiresias. 1 exemplars
The Works of ... 1 exemplars
Works 1 exemplars
Lyrics and poems 1 exemplars
Selected poems 1 exemplars
Poetry & prose 1 exemplars
The Open Air 1 exemplars
The Golden Poets 1 exemplars
A Book of Merlin 1 exemplars
x 1 exemplars
Poems of Tennyson 1 exemplars
Day by Day 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems of Alfred Tennyson 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems, 1832 1 exemplars
Tennyson year book 1 exemplars
The day-dream 1 exemplars
Day Dream (ill.) 1 exemplars
Morte D’Arthur 1 exemplars
Miti e leggende 1 exemplars
Tennyson: Poems 1 exemplars
Königsidyllen 1 exemplars
tennyson poems 1 exemplars
The Palace of Art 1 exemplars
Everyman's Library 1 exemplars
Dikter 1 exemplars
Dedication 1 exemplars
Balin and Balan 1 exemplars
Dora 1 exemplars
To the Queen 1 exemplars
Song 1 exemplars
Paradise Lost [Norton Critical Edition] (Col·laborador, algunes edicions) 2,007 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (Col·laborador, algunes edicions) 1,742 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Col·laborador, algunes edicions) 849 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Nation's Favourite Poems (Autor, algunes edicions) 568 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Col·laborador) 469 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (Col·laborador) 456 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (Col·laborador) 406 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (Col·laborador) 370 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (Col·laborador) 211 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Col·laborador) 195 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (Col·laborador) 186 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Arthurian Legends (Col·laborador) 173 exemplars
My Book House: In the Nursery (Vol. 1 of 12) (Col·laborador) 155 exemplars
Dragons, Elves, and Heroes (Col·laborador) 116 exemplars
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (Col·laborador) 112 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Norton Book of Travel (Col·laborador) 106 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (Col·laborador) 104 exemplars
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Col·laborador) 99 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Project Solar Sail (Col·laborador) 88 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (Col·laborador) 88 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
My Book House: From the Tower Window (Vol. 5 of 6) (Col·laborador) 86 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
My Book House: The Treasure Chest (Vol. 4 of 6) (Col·laborador) 77 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (Col·laborador) 60 exemplars
A Book of Narrative Verse (Col·laborador) 58 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Modern Arthurian Literature (Col·laborador) 27 exemplars
The Magic Circle: Stories and People in Poetry (Col·laborador) 27 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Lakeland Poets: An Illustrated Collection (Col·laborador) 25 exemplars
The Charge of the Light Brigade [1968 film] (Original poem) 25 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre (Col·laborador) 24 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Skeleton At the Helm (Col·laborador) 23 exemplars
And the Darkness Falls (Col·laborador) 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
AQA Anthology (Autor, algunes edicions) 18 exemplars
Classic Hymns & Carols (Col·laborador) 12 exemplars
English Narrative Poems (Col·laborador) 11 exemplars
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (Col·laborador) 7 exemplars
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (Col·laborador) 7 exemplars
Poetry anthology (Col·laborador, algunes edicions) 6 exemplars
Suspense... A Treasury For Young Adults (Col·laborador) 6 exemplars
Selected Ballads (Autor) 5 exemplars
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos (Col·laborador) 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Evergreen Stories (Col·laborador) 3 exemplars
A Chilling Collection (Col·laborador) 2 exemplars
Morte de Smudgie (Col·laborador) 1 exemplars

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