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Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Published January 1st 2010 by MobileReference (first published 1879)
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Jan 03, 2016 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 Lillian."

Nick Pearson
There were better ways to have done this, but I read the entire collected works straight through--man that took a while! I'd always called Tennyson my favorite poet, mostly due to one poem ("Charge of the Light Brigade"), but that was more due to a lack of knowledge of his other works than a deep understanding of his other material. Having gone through everything he wrote, I can highly recommend the poems "Enoch Arden" (as a new father I have yet to get through this without choking up), and "Uly ...more
Apr 29, 2013 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've got an 1899 edition with tiny print. After looking unsuccessfully for an ebook of Selected Poems of Tennyson for my Kindle, I compiled my own and have put it on my website
here as a free ebook for epub and mobi. Please help yourself.
It's also up on Scribd here as a pdf.
It's a lot easier on the eyes than my print edition!
I still remember the shiver that went down my spine when I first read the Lotos-Eaters 40 years ago. And I still get it.
Oct 05, 2009 Willow marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm actually reading from an 1885 edition of his complete works. Amazingly enough I'm borrowing it from the Library, it's old enough to be in a rare bookstore!

The Lady of Shalott is still my favorite, I haven't found anything to surpass it yet, anyone have recommendations of their favorite Tennyson poem?
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.
Christian McKay
Dec 08, 2014 Christian McKay rated it really liked it
By slipping on the skins of the western world's most powerful mythological figures, Tennyson gives them some humanity . . .
Feb 24, 2009 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Obviously, I did not read this particular edition in 1997 - mine is from 1885... I love Tennyson!
Jun 21, 2012 Rhonnel rated it it was amazing
Truly a wonderful collection of literature. Loved it!

*5/5 stars*
Feb 20, 2014 Liza rated it it was amazing
his work is my all-time favorite!!!
Printed by Macmillan & Co. in 1892
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Shelves: classics, poetry
My favorite poet.
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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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“Once in a golden hour
I cast to earth a seed.
Up there came a flower,
The people said, a weed.”
“For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.”
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