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Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)

Autor(a) de Idylls of the King

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

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Obras por Alfred Lord Tennyson

Idylls of the King (1939) 2,562 exemplares
Poems of Tennyson (1880) — Autor — 1,149 exemplares
The Lady of Shalott (1986) 529 exemplares
Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) (1992) — Autor — 376 exemplares
The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson (1994) 362 exemplares
Tennyson's Poems (1800) 254 exemplares
In Memoriam (1850) 184 exemplares
The Princess (1864) 145 exemplares
Idylls of the King and Camelot (1967) 119 exemplares
Enoch Arden (1864) 107 exemplares
The Selected Poetry of Tennyson (1951) 100 exemplares
Tennyson, A Selected edition (1989) 79 exemplares
Selected Poems (2003) 78 exemplares
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854) 68 exemplares
The Song of the Brook (1881) 61 exemplares
The Coming of Arthur (1900) 43 exemplares
The King Arthur Collection (1350) — Autor — 41 exemplares
Poems of Tennyson {Buckley} (1958) 37 exemplares
A Choice of Tennyson's Verse (1971) — Autor — 36 exemplares
Maud, and other poems (1855) 31 exemplares
Enoch Arden and Other Poems (1916) 29 exemplares
Alfred Tennyson (Oxford Authors) (1968) 29 exemplares
The Holy Grail (1904) 27 exemplares
Maud (1878) 26 exemplares
Selections from Tennyson (1921) 25 exemplares
The Princess and Maud (1888) 25 exemplares
In Memoriam and Other Poems (1899) 24 exemplares
Lancelot and Elaine (1900) 22 exemplares
The Holy Grail and other poems (1870) 21 exemplares
Gems from Tennyson (1866) 19 exemplares
Tennyson (1878) 18 exemplares
Poems of Tennyson {1829-1868} (1921) 18 exemplares
The poems of Tennyson {Ricks} (1968) 18 exemplares
Poems Volume One 1830 - 1856 (1906) 17 exemplares
Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1950) 17 exemplares
Beauties of Tennyson (1885) 17 exemplares
Queen Mary : a drama (1875) 16 exemplares
A Dream of Fair Women (1880) 16 exemplares
The Princess Maud and Other Poems (1892) 14 exemplares
Crossing the Bar (1900) 14 exemplares
Ulysses (2012) 13 exemplares
Tennyson's Poetical Works (1899) 13 exemplares
An Evening with Tennyson (1907) 13 exemplares
Gareth and Lynette (1872) 13 exemplares
Morte d'Arthur (1988) 13 exemplares
Tennyson Poems & Plays (1967) 13 exemplares
Lady Clare (1884) 13 exemplares
The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson (1889) 12 exemplares
Tennyson: Poetry & Prose (1947) 12 exemplares
Demeter and other Poems (2003) 12 exemplares
Ballads and other poems (1880) 12 exemplares
Songs and poems (1940) 11 exemplares
Tiresias, and other poems (1885) 11 exemplares
Gareth & Lynette &c (1872) 10 exemplares
The Last Tournament (2012) 9 exemplares
Representative Poems, Tennyson (1941) 9 exemplares
Tennyson and Browning (1947) 9 exemplares
Harold; a drama 9 exemplares
Through the Year with Tennyson (1905) 7 exemplares
Becket (1884) 7 exemplares
Becket and Other Plays (2004) 7 exemplares
Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1908) 6 exemplares
Elaine (2007) 6 exemplares
Tennyson: Pocket Poets (1958) 6 exemplares
Love Poems of Tennyson (1920) 6 exemplares
Out-Of-Doors with Tennyson (1890) 5 exemplares
Selections from Tennyson (1957) — Autor — 5 exemplares
The Best of Tennyson (1930) 5 exemplares
Lovers Tale 5 exemplares
The Penguin Poets: Tennyson (1941) 5 exemplares
Ring Out, WIld Bells (1882) 5 exemplares
Selected poems. (1964) 5 exemplares
THE PRINCESS AND OTHER POEMS (1901) 5 exemplares
Tales from Tennyson (2016) 5 exemplares
The May Queen (2015) 5 exemplares
Locksley Hall (1886) 4 exemplares
The miller's daughter 4 exemplares
Violets from Tennyson (1898) 4 exemplares
Vivien (1867) 4 exemplares
Poems, chiefly lyrical (1991) 4 exemplares
FAMOUS POEMS (1932) 4 exemplares
Queen Mary and Harold (2012) 4 exemplares
Princess. Maud. 3 exemplares
The Tennyson Birthday Book (1907) 3 exemplares
Locksley Hall and Other Poems (1895) 3 exemplares
The Lotos-eaters 3 exemplares
The Golden Poets 3 exemplares
Geraint and Enid (1906) 3 exemplares
Holly from Tennyson 3 exemplares
The Kraken (1830) 3 exemplares
Tennyson's Works (1878) 3 exemplares
Moments with Tennyson 2 exemplares
Stories From Tennyson (1914) 2 exemplares
Tennyson's Poetical Works (1900) 2 exemplares
Tennyson Poetry 2 exemplares
Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1964) 2 exemplares
locksley hall sixty years after (1886) 2 exemplares
Now sleeps the crimson Petal. (Sheet music) (1904) — Lyrics — 2 exemplares
Seven Poems & Two Translations (1902) 2 exemplares
Cycle of songs from Maud — Lyrics — 2 exemplares
Poemas 2 exemplares
Tennyson's Poems: Volume I (1865) 2 exemplares
Rose Garlands From Tennyson (1909) 2 exemplares
The Brook and Other Poems (1893) 2 exemplares
The Falcon 2 exemplares
Poems, Volume II (1856) 2 exemplares
Tithonus 2 exemplares
Merlin and Vivien (2013) 2 exemplares
The Gateway to Tennyson (1910) 2 exemplares
Fifty Poems: 1830-1864 (2014) 2 exemplares
The Works of Tennyson (1969) 2 exemplares
Tennyson: Selected poems (1999) 2 exemplares
Mariana 2 exemplares
Guinevere 2 exemplares
The Eagle 2 exemplares
English idyls and other poems (1905) 2 exemplares
Tennyson's poems a selection (1909) 2 exemplares
Tennyson Poetical Works (1880) 2 exemplares
Unpublished Early Poems (1932) 2 exemplares
Poems of imagination and fancy (1867) 2 exemplares
The day-dream 1 exemplar
The Open Air 1 exemplar
A Book of Merlin (2016) 1 exemplar
Tennyson year book 1 exemplar
Songs and Lyrics 1 exemplar
Lyrics and poems 1 exemplar
Works 1 exemplar
Harold a drama 1 exemplar
The Compendium of War Poems (2011) 1 exemplar
Poems, 1832 (2015) 1 exemplar
The Works of ... 1 exemplar
Selected poems (1967) 1 exemplar
Day by Day 1 exemplar
Song of the brook 1 exemplar
Poetry & prose 1 exemplar
Lucretius and Other Poems (1878) 1 exemplar
The Higher Pantheism (2006) 1 exemplar
Sweet and Low 1 exemplar
Juvenilia & English Idyls (1906) 1 exemplar
The Daisy 1 exemplar
Again the Feast 1 exemplar
Ask Me No More 1 exemplar
The Splendor Falls 1 exemplar
St. Agnes' Eve 1 exemplar
The Two Voices 1 exemplar
Choric Song 1 exemplar
The Poet 1 exemplar
Song 1 exemplar
To the Queen 1 exemplar
Tennyson: Poems 1 exemplar
tennyson poems 1 exemplar
Selections from Tennyson (1928) 1 exemplar
Tennyson: Birthday Book (1964) 1 exemplar
Day Dream (ill.) (1886) 1 exemplar
ALFRED TENNYSON: POEMS OF 1842. (1968) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Miti e leggende (2008) 1 exemplar
Tennyson's Pastoral Poems (1880) 1 exemplar
Balin and Balan 1 exemplar
Tennyson and His Friends (2016) 1 exemplar
Song of the Brook (2017) 1 exemplar
Love songs from Tennyson (2012) 1 exemplar
Poems (The Crowell poets) (1964) 1 exemplar
Tennyson's Poems. 1830-1859. (1904) 1 exemplar
A dream of fair women, (1880) 1 exemplar
Dedication 1 exemplar
Dikter 1 exemplar
Dora 1 exemplar
Select Poems of Alfred Tennyson — Autor — 1 exemplar
Sea-fairies, and Other Poems (2016) 1 exemplar
Everyman's Library 1 exemplar
The Palace of Art 1 exemplar
Königsidyllen 1 exemplar
The Promise Of May 1 exemplar
The Cup (2017) 1 exemplar
Tiresias. 1 exemplar
Lyric Poems 1 exemplar
The Devil and the Lady (1930) 1 exemplar
Works (2 vols.) (2013) 1 exemplar
The Revenge [poem] 1 exemplar
English poetry 1 exemplar
Poems, vol. II 1 exemplar
Poems, vol. I 1 exemplar
Works of Tennyson (1884) 1 exemplar
Viviane 1 exemplar
Godiva 1 exemplar
The Death Oenone 1 exemplar
Enoch Arden And In Memoriam (2015) 1 exemplar
Poems By Tennyson 1 exemplar
Poetic Works Vol I 1 exemplar
50 Greatest Poems 1 exemplar

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George Riddle's Readings — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Morte de Smudgie — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Ferdinand Freiligraths Werke - Neue Pracht-Ausgabe (1900) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Rating is for the introduction by Christopher Ricks, a really nice oral history of Tennyson's life.
 
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adamhindman | Jan 1, 2024 |
I guess a lot of literature experts/commentators/teachers/professors would say that there was a lot lacking in my schooling, but I don't understand what all the hoopla is about with Tennyson. I don't know how they can describe him as a genius. I did not enjoy his style or his flights of fancy about his subjects. The only piece I liked from this collection was his story about Enoch Arden. Mr. Jagger's commentary on "The Life of Tennyson" at the back of the book was interesting but also waltzed off into similar flights of fancy that I felt Tennyson does himself. Maybe that's why I became a steam engineer and not a teacher of poems.… (mais)
 
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gmillar | Dec 7, 2023 |
I was surprised by some of the stories included in this poem about King Arthur and his knights. I found the language bogged me down in a few spots but it was mostly quite readable.
 
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leslie.98 | 16 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |
Of the five suggested Tennyson poems to read, I finished The Dying Swan, In Memoriam, The Lady of Shalott, and The Lotos-Eaters. I skipped the Idylls of the King because I tried reading that some time ago, and quit. It's quite long, and I am doing the bear minimum of poetry reading.

I thoroughly enjoyed Tennyson's poems, especially The Lady of Shalott, The Lotus-Eaters, and In Memoriam. His poetic style is rhythmic and simple and pleasant, and his themes are emotional, as he deals with loss and grief and sadness. The Lady of Shalott is Medieval and The Lotus-Eaters is Greek mythology. Initially, I sensed he may be an orthodox Christian, but a little research explained how his faith was more emotional than rational, and I can definitely see that.

I am making a mental note that if I ever read more poetry, I will read Tennyson!
… (mais)
 
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GRLopez | 1 outra crítica | May 9, 2023 |

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Obras
657
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87
Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
4.1
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ISBN
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