Tennyson

Tennyson

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A look at the life of the author of "Idylls of the King," "Maude," and "In Memoriam" describes his close friendship with actress Ellen Terry, satirist Edward Lear, and Queen Victoria, his childhood, and his work.

Book News
A comprehensive biography by a British poet and classical scholar. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Peter Levi, a prolific poet and one of England's most well-respected scholars, brings his wide learning and poet's sensibility to an intelligent and appreciative examination of the life and work of one of the English language's most accomplished and enduring masters.
As the popular author of In Memoriam, Maud, Idylls of the King, and "The Charge of the Light Brigade," Alfred, Lord Tennyson towered over the middle and second half of nineteenth-century English poetry. But for all his fame and influence, including a forty-year reign as England's poet laureate and friendships with the likes of Queen Victoria, Thomas Carlyle, and Thackeray, Tennyson remained a very private, interior individual. Levi observes that the poet remains mysterious in part because his life was so intricately wedded to poetry, which itself is a mystery.
In his later years Tennyson feared he would be "ripped open like a pig" by biographers. And his close friend Benjamin Jowett wrote, "He would have wished that, like Shakespeare, his life might be unknown to posterity." But a life so abundant and work so rich as Tennyson's deserve, indeed demand, close attention. To this smart and often amusing study, Peter Levi brings his extensive knowledge of the art of poetry and his longstanding admiration for one of the most enigmatic and enduring voices in literature.

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& Taylor

A look at the life of the author of "Idylls of the King," "Maude," and "In Memoriam" describes his close friendships with actress Ellen Terry, satirist Edward Lear, and Queen Victoria; his childhood; and his work

Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993
Edition: 1sr U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780684196626
068419662X
Branch Call Number: B TEN
Characteristics: x, 370 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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