Selected Poems

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141934875

Category: Poetry

Page: 400

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'Tennyson', wrote T. S. Eliot, 'has the finest ear of any English poet since Milton,' and his verse remains unrivalled in its combination of verbal richness, emotional depth and intellectual engagement. Tennyson drew on classical and medieval legends in poems like 'The Lotos-Eaters' (1832) and 'The Lady of Shalott' (1832) to explore the spiritual tensions of the nineteenth century. In one of the great works of his maturity, 'In Memoriam' (1850) - written after the loss of his dearest friend - Tennyson vividly negotiated contemporary scepticism and the modern sciences of geology and evolution. Similar ground is covered in a dramatically darker mood in 'Maud' (1855), a poignant account of psychological disintegration.

Selected Poems


Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson,Christopher Ricks

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140424431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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Selected Poems: Tennyson


Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912197

Category: Poetry

Page: 432

View: 4889

Tennyson's poetry epitomizes the Victorian age, for which he became a spokesman. His finest poems are often steeped in a sensuous melancholy, as in Maud, or are chivaric, heroic and allegorical, as in The Lady of Shalot and Morte d'Arthur.

The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141958677

Category: Poetry

Page: 928

View: 2172

Daniel Karlin has selected poetry written and published during the reign of Queen Victoria, (1837-1901). Giving pride of place to Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Christina Rossetti, the volume offers generous selections from other major poets such asArnold, Emily Bronte, Hardy and Hopkins, and makes room for several poem-sequences in their entirety. It is wonderful, too, in its discovery and inclusion of eccentric, dissenting, un-Victorian voices, poets who squarely refuse to 'represent' their period. It also includes the work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Meredith, James Thomson and Augusta Webster.


Author: Alfred Tennyson (1st baron.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Robert Browning

The Major Works

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192806260

Category: Poetry

Page: 828

View: 6756

A comprehensive selection includes over eighty shorter poems, the complete text of many longer poems, three books, critical writing, and correspondence.

The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905654

Category: Poetry

Page: 1056

View: 1177

The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.

Penguin's Poems for Life

Author: Laura Barber

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141889799

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

View: 2722

Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the "seven ages" of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire, comfort and delight readers for a lifetime. Beginning with babies, the book is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration. Ranging from Chaucer to Carol Ann Duffy, via Shakespeare, Keats, and Lemn Sissay, this book offers something for each of those moments in life - whether falling in love, finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes - when only a poem will do. Contains an introduction by Laura Barber.


A Selected Edition

Author: Christopher Ricks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786560X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1072

View: 1764

This is the only fully annotated and comprehensive selection of Tennyson’s poetry. Acknowledged as a major achievement of editorial scholarship, it has established itself as the standard edition of Tennyson. The collection contains in full all four of Tennyson's long poems: The Princess, In Memoriam, Maud, and Idylls of the King. Other key works are included from Mariana, The Lady of Shallott, Morte d'Arthur, Ulysses, and Tithonus through Tennyson's middle life and the Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington, to his last years and Crossing the Bar.

Jazz Poems

Author: Kevin Young

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 1400042518

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 3685

A treasury of poetry inspired by the aethetic principles of jazz music and its performers captures the rhythms and energy of jazz in the words of such authors as Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, Frank O'Hara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Simic, andRita Dove.

Tennyson's Poetry

Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393972795

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 703

View: 6611

This volume offers one of the most comprehensive surveys of Tennyson's poetry available for the serious student.

Rossetti: Poems

Author: Christina Rossetti

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0375712607

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 8183

These Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover editions are popular for their compact size and reasonable price which do not compromise content. Poems: Rossetti contains a full selection of Rossetti's work, including her lyric poems, dramatic and narrative poems, rhymes and riddles, sonnet sequences, prayers and meditations, and an index of first lines.

The Major Works

Author: Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199572762

Category: Poetry

Page: 656

View: 9181

This edition, previously published in the Oxford Authors series, includes all Tennyson's classic poems and The Princess, In Memoriam, Maud, Enoch Arden in full, as well as several of the Idylls of the King. It includes letters and extracts from Hallam Tennyson's Memoir of his father.