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The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 10th 2009 by BiblioLife
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Apr 14, 2015 Eduard is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
In order for me to write a proper review of the entirety of Tennyson's work, I'll be rating each poem, in reading order. As such, here it goes:

Crossing the Bar 3/5 ☆

To the Queen 3/5 ☆

Timbuctoo 2/5 ☆

Claribel, A Melody 2/5 ☆

Boometh, hummeth, cometh, swelleth, dwelleth, lispeth, outwelleth, crispeth, replieth, low-lieth

Can't believe these are all in just one stanza.

Lilian 2/5 ☆

"Praying all I can
If prayers will not hush thee,
Airy Lillian
Like a rose-leaf I will crush thee.
Fairy Lillia
Michael Arnold
Oct 01, 2015 Michael Arnold rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I don't like Tennyson very much. Or rather, I dislike something like 95% of his stuff. And yet the poems of his I do like, like The Kraken, Ulysses, and Two Voices - I think they are absolutely phenomenally good. I'm glad I read this book cover to cover, but at times I was simply struggling to keep my interest up.

I suppose I feel like I should like him. He deals with many of the subjects I'm personally interested in. I'm just not a fan.
Mar 14, 2017 Darius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Introspective and highly exposing of the Christian mind during the Victorian era. this series of poems is insightful and shocking. The age of automation and industrialization when mass groups abandoned their rural homes in search of fortune in the murky urban centers of Central England. Within those foggy streets, crime ridden and impoverished, we see this beacon, dim though it be, that is the musings of a man extant in the gulf between the sacred, yet dying ways of ecclesiastic philosophies of ...more
Feb 15, 2017 Ricardo is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
iam very interested in it

*5/5 stars*
Christian McKay
Dec 08, 2014 Christian McKay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
By slipping on the skins of the western world's most powerful mythological figures, Tennyson gives them some humanity . . .
Mar 21, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Poetry lovers
I only started to read this because I've read some of the quotes in another book. Over all it was good once you get passed the "old english" parts of it.
Jun 21, 2012 Rhonnel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly a wonderful collection of literature. Loved it!
Printed by Macmillan & Co. in 1892
Feb 20, 2014 Eliza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
his work is my all-time favorite!!!
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Alfred Tennyson, invariably known as Alfred Lord Tennyson on all his books, 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, Cambrid ...more
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