The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author: Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264146

Category: Poetry

Page: 628

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The Wordsworth Poetry Library comprises the works of the greatest English-speaking poets, as well as many lesser-known poets. Each collection has a specially commissioned introduction.

The Collected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062669451

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes. By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote.—Ted Hughes, from the Introduction

The Poems of Wilfred Owen

Author: Wilfred Owen,Douglas Kerr

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264238

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

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This volume contains all of Owen's best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One.

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834516

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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This enthralling collection contains more than 400 poems that were published between 1886 (the year of Emily Dickinson's death) and 1900 which express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature.


To strive, to seek, to find

Author: John Batchelor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria’s favourite poet, commanded a wider readership than any other of his time. His ascendancy was neither the triumph of pure genius nor an accident of history:he skilfully crafted his own career and his relationships with his audience. Fame and recognition came, lavishly and in abundance, but the hunger for more never left him. Like many successful Victorians, he was a provincial determined to make good in the capital while retaining his regional strengths. One of eleven children, he remained close to his extended family and never lost his Lincolnshire accent.Resolving never to be anything except ‘a poet’, he wore his hair long, smoked incessantly and sported a cloak and wide-brimmed Spanish hat. Tennyson ranged widely in his poetry, turning his interests in geology, evolution and Arthurian legend into verse, but much of his workrelates to his personal life. The tragic loss of Arthur Hallam, a brilliant friend and fellow Apostle at Cambridge, fed into some of his most successful and best-known poems. It took Tennyson seventeen years to complete his great elegy for Hallam, In Memoriam, a work which established his fame and secured his appointment as Poet Laureate. The poet who wrote The Lady of Shalott and The Charge of the Light Brigade has become a permanent part of our culture. This enjoyable and thoughtful new biography shows him as a Romantic as well as a Victorian, exploring both the poems and Tennyson’s attempts at play writing, as well as the pressures of his age and the personal relationships that made the man.

William Wordsworth

Author: William Wordsworth,Alan Liu,James Muir

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806982779

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Praise for books in the POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE series... "It is particularly heartening to come upon...The Poetry for Young People series [which] should be commended for recognizing that secure stepping stones hold infinitely more hope than forced marches."--Washington Post Book World "Satisfies in every way."--School Library Journal "Engaging...both informs and intrigues....The editors of these handsome collections...have chosen well, bringing together about 20 of each great poet's most accessible, compelling poems...The fullcolor paintings on each page are beautiful."--Booklist "Nothing short of breathtaking."--Parents They're perfect marriages of classic poetry and beautiful art! Every breathtaking volume in this critically acclaimed, best-selling series features exquisite full-color illustrations that enhance each verse and a renowned scholar's guidance to help children understand and love poetry. Also included is an introduction to each poem, full annotations that define unfamiliar vocabulary, and fascinating biographical information.

Robert Browning

The Major Works

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192806260

Category: Poetry

Page: 828

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A comprehensive selection includes over eighty shorter poems, the complete text of many longer poems, three books, critical writing, and correspondence.

The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke

Author: Rupert Brooke

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473372674

Category: Poetry

Page: 162

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This early work by Rupert Brooke was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Rupert Brooke is probably best remembered for the line from his poem 'The Soldier' written during the first year of the First World War, "If I should die, think only this of me; That there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England". This collection contains many poems on the theme of war but he was a successful poet before the war and was a central member of the literary set the 'Bloomsbury group'.

Tennyson: Poems

Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 030782361X

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a more complex writer than his status as Queen Victoria’s favorite poet might suggest. Though capable of rendering rapture and delight in the most exquisite verse, in another mode Tennyson is brother in spirit to Poe and Baudelaire, the author of dark, passionate reveries. And though he treasured poetic tradition, his work nevertheless engaged directly with the great issues of his time, from industrialization and the crisis of faith to scientific progress and women’s rights. A master of the short, intense lyric, he can also be sardonic, humorous, voluptuous, earthy, and satirical. This collection includes, of course, such famous poems as “The Lady of Shalott” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” There are extracts from all the major masterpieces—“Idylls of the King,” “The Princess,” “In Memoriam”—and several complete long poems, such as “Ulysses” and “Demeter and Persephone,” that demonstrate his narrative grace. Finally, there are many of the short lyrical poems, such as “Come into the Garden, Maud” and “Break, Break, Break,” for which he is justly celebrated.

Poetry for Young People

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Author: John Maynard,Allen Garns

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806966120

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1991


A brief profile of the nineteenth century English poet, Alfred Tennyson, accompanies selections from some of his best known works.

The Lady of Shalott

Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arthurian romances

Page: 64

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A narrative poem about the death of Elaine, "the lily maid of Astolat".

Tennyson's Poetry

Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

Author: Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393972795

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 703

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This volume offers one of the most comprehensive surveys of Tennyson's poetry available for the serious student.