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The Poetical Works of Tennyson

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Although Tennyson (1809-1892) has often been characterised as an austere, bearded patriarch and laureate of the Victorian age, his poems speak clearly to the imagination of the late 20th century. His mastery of rhyme, metre, imagery and mood communicate their dark, sensuous and sometimes morbid messages. Much given to melancholy and feelings of aching desolation, Tennyson' ...more
Hardcover, 640 pages
Published 1899 by Macmillam (first published January 1st 1892)
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Kim Johnson
Apr 14, 2015 Kim Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have not read this particular book, but have read his poems in collections and truly, he has a skill with words. He writes so beautifully, it's easy to lose the metaphorical meaning in his text, but it is a pleasure to go back and re-read his work, dissecting line for line.
Markus Sakoschek
Mar 24, 2016 Markus Sakoschek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, classic
I loved the Princess and "In Memoriam", it still in my mind, but I will re-read it sometimes...
Dottie
Nov 18, 2007 Dottie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tennyson was a presence throughout my school years -- and likely before that as my mother could refer to poems readily as did others in my immediate family. These were the standards, the classics and they wer taught and read. The language is grand -- and lovely to turn to from time to time.
Luke
Jan 27, 2008 Luke rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Once again, I haven't read a fraction of what he wrote (one reason's 'cause for some reason the writers of the period wrote HUGE amounts of words, the other's that he wasn't my favorite).
Nikki
Feb 22, 2009 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, for-class
I really like Tennyson's poetry. I've studied various poems by him, including "The Kraken" and "The Eagle", and I liked reading more widely. I love the Arthurian stuff, in particular.
Sandy
May 07, 2012 Sandy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I actually own the edition that was published in 1872 by James R Osgood and Company. Found at an antiques auction in a box of miscellaneous old books that nobody wanted.
Sunita Ganapathy
A collection of the poems of Tennyson.

Including Early Poems - The Lady of shallot, English Idylls - Princess, and Elaine, amongst others.
David Delaney
Nov 03, 2011 David Delaney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Poetry lovers
Recommended to David by: Gift from my Daughter
Though the edition I have is much older & fragile than this one & being a lover of poetry I thouroughly enjoyed my edition.
Tanya
Jul 02, 2011 Tanya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
In two volumes, both of which appear to be original leather-bound editions.
K Gomez
Oct 05, 2012 K Gomez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved 'The Lady of Shallot' and a few others. Lovely rhythm.
Andrew Wickenkamp
read some of it. Enjoy it greatly
Tanya
1885 edition.
Bron Jones
May 02, 2011 Bron Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Stunning.
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Alfred Tennyson was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, the fourth of the twelve children of George Tennyson, clergyman, and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1816 Tennyson was sent to Louth Grammar School, which he disliked so intensely that from 1820 he was educated at home until at the age of 18 he joined his two brothers at Trinity College, Cambridge and with his brother Charles published his first book, Po ...more
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“There she weaves by night and day, A magic web with colors gay. She has heard a whisper say, A curse is on her if she stay, To look down to Camelot. She knows not what the curse may be, And so she weaveth steadily, And little other care hath she, The Lady of Shalott.” 35 likes
“But though we love kind Peace so well,
We dare not even by silence sanction lies.”
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