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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) — biografie van Idylls of the King… (meer)
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Poems of Tennyson (Auteur) 1,121 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems 630 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Selected Poems 575 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
Tennyson's Poetry [Norton Critical Edition] 505 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
The Lady of Shalott 503 exemplaren, 5 besprekingen
In Memoriam (Norton Critical Edition) 358 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) (Auteur) 353 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Tennyson: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) 337 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
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In memoriam 173 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
The Princess 144 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Enoch Arden 127 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Selected Poems 71 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Charge of the Light Brigade 65 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
The Song of the Brook 55 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
The Coming of Arthur 40 exemplaren
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The King Arthur Collection (Auteur) 36 exemplaren
Maud, and other poems 30 exemplaren
The Holy Grail 26 exemplaren
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In Memoriam and Other Poems 23 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Lancelot and Elaine 20 exemplaren
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Tennyson 18 exemplaren
Poems of Tennyson {1829-1868} 18 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
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Queen Mary : a drama 16 exemplaren
The Princess and Maud 16 exemplaren
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Crossing the Bar 13 exemplaren
Gareth and Lynette 13 exemplaren
Ulysses 13 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
A Dream of Fair Women 13 exemplaren
The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson 13 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Lady Clare 11 exemplaren
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Harold; a drama 8 exemplaren
Becket 7 exemplaren
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Elaine 5 exemplaren
The May Queen 5 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
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The Golden Poets 3 exemplaren
FAMOUS POEMS 3 exemplaren
The Kraken 3 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Lotos-eaters 3 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
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Holly from Tennyson 2 exemplaren
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Poems, Volume II 2 exemplaren
The Falcon 2 exemplaren
Merlin and Vivien 2 exemplaren
Mariana 2 exemplaren
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The Poet 1 exemplaar
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Ask Me No More 1 exemplaar
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Dikter 1 exemplaar
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The Cup 1 exemplaar
The Promise Of May 1 exemplaar
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Poetic Works Vol I 1 exemplaar
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Viviane 1 exemplaar
50 Greatest Poems 1 exemplaar
Timbuctoo 1 exemplaar
Godiva 1 exemplaar
Paradise Lost [Norton Critical Edition] (Medewerker, sommige edities) 2,106 exemplaren, 12 besprekingen
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (Medewerker, sommige edities) 1,834 exemplaren, 17 besprekingen
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (Medewerker) 1,175 exemplaren, 9 besprekingen
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Medewerker, sommige edities) 882 exemplaren, 7 besprekingen
The Nation's Favourite Poems (Medewerker, sommige edities) 600 exemplaren, 7 besprekingen
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Medewerker) 516 exemplaren, 11 besprekingen
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (Medewerker) 495 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (Medewerker) 427 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (Medewerker) 377 exemplaren, 4 besprekingen
Literature: The Human Experience (Medewerker) 327 exemplaren
In the Nursery (My Book House) (Medewerker) 266 exemplaren
From the Tower Window (My Book House) (Medewerker) 241 exemplaren
The Treasure Chest (My Book House) (Medewerker) 237 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (Medewerker) 226 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Medewerker) 214 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (Medewerker) 195 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends (Medewerker) 184 exemplaren
Dragons, Elves, and Heroes (Medewerker) 120 exemplaren
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (Medewerker) 119 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (Medewerker) 119 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
The Norton Book of Travel (Medewerker) 108 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (Medewerker) 106 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Medewerker) 105 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (Medewerker) 96 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Project Solar Sail (Medewerker) 95 exemplaren
Storytelling and Other Poems (Childcraft) (Medewerker) 87 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
A Book of Narrative Verse (Medewerker) 60 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Doré's Illustrations for "Idylls of the King" (Medewerker) 52 exemplaren, 2 besprekingen
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (Medewerker) 44 exemplaren
The Magic Circle: Stories and People in Poetry (Medewerker) 29 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Modern Arthurian Literature (Medewerker) 28 exemplaren
The Charge of the Light Brigade [1968 film] (Original poem) 27 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre (Medewerker) 25 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
A Skeleton At the Helm (Medewerker) 25 exemplaren
And the Darkness Falls (Medewerker) 22 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
AQA Anthology (Auteur, sommige edities) 19 exemplaren
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (Medewerker) 15 exemplaren
Classic Hymns & Carols (Medewerker) 13 exemplaren
English Narrative Poems (Medewerker) 11 exemplaren
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (Medewerker) 7 exemplaren
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (Medewerker) 7 exemplaren
Poetry anthology (Medewerker, sommige edities) 6 exemplaren
Suspense: A Treasury for Young Adults (Medewerker) 6 exemplaren
Evergreen Stories (Medewerker) 5 exemplaren
Selected Ballads (Medewerker) 5 exemplaren
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos (Medewerker) 4 exemplaren, 1 bespreking
A Chilling Collection (Medewerker) 2 exemplaren
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