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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… (més)
Idylls of the King 2,407 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Poems of Tennyson (Autor) 1,121 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Selected Poems 575 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Lady of Shalott 503 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
In Memoriam (Norton Critical Edition) 358 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) (Autor) 353 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tennyson's Poems 244 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In Memoriam 173 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Princess 144 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Enoch Arden 126 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Selected Poems 71 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Charge of the Light Brigade 65 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Song of the Brook 55 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A Choice of Tennyson's Verse (Autor) 36 exemplars
The King Arthur Collection (Autor) 36 exemplars
The Holy Grail 26 exemplars
Maud 24 exemplars, 1 ressenya
In Memoriam and Other Poems 23 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Lancelot and Elaine 20 exemplars
Gems from Tennyson 19 exemplars
Tennyson 18 exemplars
Poems of Tennyson {1829-1868} 18 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson 13 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Ulysses 13 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Gareth and Lynette 13 exemplars
Crossing the Bar 13 exemplars
Lady Clare 11 exemplars
Songs and poems 11 exemplars
Gareth & Lynette &c 10 exemplars
Representative Poems, Tennyson 9 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Harold; a drama 8 exemplars
Becket 7 exemplars
x 6 exemplars
Selections from Tennyson (Autor) 5 exemplars
Elaine 5 exemplars
Lovers Tale 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The May Queen 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Selected poems. 5 exemplars
Break, Break, Break {poem} 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Vivien 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tennyson's Works 3 exemplars
La dama de Shalott : y otros poemas 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Locksley Hall 3 exemplars
FAMOUS POEMS 3 exemplars
The Golden Poets 3 exemplars
The Kraken 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Geraint and Enid 3 exemplars
The Lotos-eaters 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems, Volume II 2 exemplars
The Falcon 2 exemplars
Cycle of songs from Maud (Lyrics) 2 exemplars
Princess. Maud. 2 exemplars
The Eagle 2 exemplars
Mariana 2 exemplars
Guinevere 2 exemplars
Tithonus 2 exemplars
Merlin and Vivien 2 exemplars
Tennyson Poetical Works 2 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems of Alfred Tennyson 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems, 1832 1 exemplars
Tiresias. 1 exemplars
Tennyson Poetry 1 exemplars
Songs and Lyrics 1 exemplars
Works 1 exemplars
Lyrics and poems 1 exemplars
Selected poems 1 exemplars
The Works of ... 1 exemplars
A Book of Merlin 1 exemplars
Song of the brook 1 exemplars
Poetry & prose 1 exemplars
Harold a drama 1 exemplars
Day by Day 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Lyric Poems 1 exemplars
Tennyson year book 1 exemplars
The Open Air 1 exemplars
The day-dream 1 exemplars
The Princess 1 exemplars
Day Dream (ill.) 1 exemplars
Tennyson: Poems 1 exemplars
Miti e leggende 1 exemplars
Works of Tennyson 1 exemplars
tennyson poems 1 exemplars
Königsidyllen 1 exemplars
Dedication 1 exemplars
Dikter 1 exemplars
Balin and Balan 1 exemplars
The Poet 1 exemplars
Choric Song 1 exemplars
Song 1 exemplars
To the Queen 1 exemplars
Dora 1 exemplars
The Two Voices 1 exemplars
Sweet and Low 1 exemplars
Again the Feast 1 exemplars
The Daisy 1 exemplars
Ask Me No More 1 exemplars
The Splendor Falls 1 exemplars
St. Agnes' Eve 1 exemplars
Enoch Arden Etc 1 exemplars
Morte D’Arthur 1 exemplars
Everyman's Library 1 exemplars
The Palace of Art 1 exemplars
Works (2 vols.) 1 exemplars
The Promise Of May 1 exemplars
The Cup 1 exemplars
The Revenge [poem] 1 exemplars
English poetry 1 exemplars
Godiva 1 exemplars
Timbuctoo 1 exemplars
50 Greatest Poems 1 exemplars
Viviane 1 exemplars
Song of the Brook 1 exemplars
Poems, vol. I 1 exemplars
Poems, vol. II 1 exemplars
The Children's King Arthur 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poemas 1 exemplars
Poetic Works Vol I 1 exemplars
Paradise Lost [Norton Critical Edition] (Col·laborador, algunes edicions) 2,106 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (Col·laborador, algunes edicions) 1,834 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Col·laborador) 1,175 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Col·laborador, algunes edicions) 882 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Nation's Favourite Poems (Col·laborador, algunes edicions) 600 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Col·laborador) 516 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (Col·laborador) 494 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (Col·laborador) 427 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (Col·laborador) 377 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Literature: The Human Experience (Col·laborador) 327 exemplars
In the Nursery (My Book House) (Col·laborador) 266 exemplars
From the Tower Window (My Book House) (Col·laborador) 241 exemplars
The Treasure Chest (My Book House) (Col·laborador) 237 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (Col·laborador) 226 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Col·laborador) 214 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (Col·laborador) 195 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends (Col·laborador) 184 exemplars
Dragons, Elves, and Heroes (Col·laborador) 120 exemplars
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (Col·laborador) 119 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (Col·laborador) 119 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Norton Book of Travel (Col·laborador) 108 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (Col·laborador) 106 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Col·laborador) 105 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (Col·laborador) 96 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Project Solar Sail (Col·laborador) 94 exemplars
Storytelling and Other Poems (Childcraft) (Col·laborador) 87 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (Col·laborador) 67 exemplars
A Book of Narrative Verse (Col·laborador) 60 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Doré's Illustrations for "Idylls of the King" (Col·laborador) 52 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (Col·laborador) 44 exemplars
The Magic Circle: Stories and People in Poetry (Col·laborador) 29 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Modern Arthurian Literature (Col·laborador) 28 exemplars
The Charge of the Light Brigade [1968 film] (Original poem) 27 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Lakeland Poets: An Illustrated Collection (Col·laborador) 25 exemplars
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre (Col·laborador) 25 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Skeleton At the Helm (Col·laborador) 25 exemplars
And the Darkness Falls (Col·laborador) 22 exemplars, 1 ressenya
AQA Anthology (Autor, algunes edicions) 19 exemplars
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (Col·laborador) 15 exemplars
Classic Hymns & Carols (Col·laborador) 13 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
Evergreen Stories (Col·laborador) 5 exemplars
Selected Ballads (Col·laborador) 5 exemplars
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos (Col·laborador) 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Chilling Collection (Col·laborador) 2 exemplars
Morte de Smudgie (Col·laborador) 1 exemplars

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