The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author: Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264146

Category: Poetry

Page: 628

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The Wordsworth Poetry Library comprises the works of the greatest English-speaking poets, as well as many lesser-known poets. Each collection has a specially commissioned introduction.

The Collected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062669451

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes. By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote.—Ted Hughes, from the Introduction

The Poems of Wilfred Owen

Author: Wilfred Owen,Douglas Kerr

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264238

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

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This volume contains all of Owen's best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One.

The Poetical Works of Thomas MacDonagh (Classic Reprint)

Author: Thomas MacDonagh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781330556931

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

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Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Thomas Macdonagh It is strange to look back to the time when I first knew Thomas MacDonagh. What with the present great war in Europe, and our own small war in Ireland, that time has so faded and retreated that one recalls it with difficulty and regards it with something of astonishment - yet it is only six years ago. Was there that peace, that gentleness, that good-humour? And was the MacDonagh of April, 1916, the same man with whom I walked and talked and quarrelled in 1910? One could quarrel with MacDonagh, but not for more than three minutes at a time, and if he were ruffled the mere touch of a hand or the wind of a pleasant word appeased him instantly. I have seldom known a man in whom the instinct for friendship was so true, nor one who was so prepared to use himself in the service of a friend. He was intensely egotistic in his speech; so, it seems to me, were all the young Irishmen of that date; but in his actions he was utterly unselfish. At that time he lived a kind of semi-detached life at the gate-lodge of Mr. Houston's house in the Dublin hills. To this house all literary Dublin used to repair, and there MacDonagh was constantly to be seen. He was a quaint recluse who delighted in company, and he fled into and out of solitude with equal precipitancy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834516

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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This enthralling collection contains more than 400 poems that were published between 1886 (the year of Emily Dickinson's death) and 1900 which express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature.


To Strive, to Seek, to Find

Author: John Batchelor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 9545

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria’s favourite poet, commanded a wider readership than any other of his time. His ascendancy was neither the triumph of pure genius nor an accident of history:he skilfully crafted his own career and his relationships with his audience. Fame and recognition came, lavishly and in abundance, but the hunger for more never left him. Like many successful Victorians, he was a provincial determined to make good in the capital while retaining his regional strengths. One of eleven children, he remained close to his extended family and never lost his Lincolnshire accent.Resolving never to be anything except ‘a poet’, he wore his hair long, smoked incessantly and sported a cloak and wide-brimmed Spanish hat. Tennyson ranged widely in his poetry, turning his interests in geology, evolution and Arthurian legend into verse, but much of his workrelates to his personal life. The tragic loss of Arthur Hallam, a brilliant friend and fellow Apostle at Cambridge, fed into some of his most successful and best-known poems. It took Tennyson seventeen years to complete his great elegy for Hallam, In Memoriam, a work which established his fame and secured his appointment as Poet Laureate. The poet who wrote The Lady of Shalott and The Charge of the Light Brigade has become a permanent part of our culture. This enjoyable and thoughtful new biography shows him as a Romantic as well as a Victorian, exploring both the poems and Tennyson’s attempts at play writing, as well as the pressures of his age and the personal relationships that made the man.

William Wordsworth

Author: William Wordsworth,Alan Liu,James Muir

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806982779

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Praise for books in the POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE series... "It is particularly heartening to come upon...The Poetry for Young People series [which] should be commended for recognizing that secure stepping stones hold infinitely more hope than forced marches."--Washington Post Book World "Satisfies in every way."--School Library Journal "Engaging...both informs and intrigues....The editors of these handsome collections...have chosen well, bringing together about 20 of each great poet's most accessible, compelling poems...The fullcolor paintings on each page are beautiful."--Booklist "Nothing short of breathtaking."--Parents They're perfect marriages of classic poetry and beautiful art! Every breathtaking volume in this critically acclaimed, best-selling series features exquisite full-color illustrations that enhance each verse and a renowned scholar's guidance to help children understand and love poetry. Also included is an introduction to each poem, full annotations that define unfamiliar vocabulary, and fascinating biographical information.

The Works of Rudyard Kipling

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406827479

Category: Fiction

Page: 616

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Author: Alfred Tennyson (1st baron.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke

Author: Rupert Brooke

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473372674

Category: Poetry

Page: 162

View: 1957

This early work by Rupert Brooke was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Rupert Brooke is probably best remembered for the line from his poem 'The Soldier' written during the first year of the First World War, "If I should die, think only this of me; That there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England". This collection contains many poems on the theme of war but he was a successful poet before the war and was a central member of the literary set the 'Bloomsbury group'.

Robert Browning

The Major Works

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192806260

Category: Poetry

Page: 828

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

Poetry for Young People

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Author: John Maynard,Allen Garns

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806966120

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9471

A brief profile of the nineteenth century English poet, Alfred Tennyson, accompanies selections from some of his best known works.