TENNYSON: To Strive, To Seek, To Find


TENNYSON: To Strive, To Seek, To Find

JOHN BATCHELOR    Book Number: 86985    Product format: Hardback

"This biography presents an Alfred Tennyson who is stronger, more self-reliant, more business-like, tougher and more centrally Victorian than previous biographies have displayed...As the major poet of the age he determined the literary taste of the mid to late-Victorian period...He skilfully crafted his own career and his relationship with his audience." Tennyson was Queen Victoria's Laureate, and this book begins and ends with his direct contacts with her. This perceptive biography admirably identifies the social origins of Tennyson's spiritual torments and reminds us of what makes Tennyson a brilliant poet. It points the reader back in the direction of the poems like 'The Lady of Shalott' and 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' which have become a permanent part of our culture. Resolving never to be anything except 'a poet', Tennyson wore his hair long, smoked incessantly, and sported a cloak and wide-brimmed Spanish hat. 42 illustrations of his family, school and portraits of the poet, one as a 'dirty monk'. 422pp.
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ISBN 9781605984902
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