The Complete Poetical Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Volume 2 of 2
This collection the Complete Poetical Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson has all of the following works: Miscellaneous Poems Poems, By Two Brothers Poems, Chiefly Lyrical Poems, 1832 Poems, 1842 The Death of Oenone, And Other Poems The Lover's Tale. A Fragment The Princess: A Medley Timbuctoo: A Poem Tiresias and Other Poems Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar." Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and student at Trinity College, Cambridge, after he died of a stroke aged just 22. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses," and "Tithonus." During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success. A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language, including "Nature, red in tooth and claw" (In Memoriam A.H.H.), "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all," "Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die," "My strength is as the strength of ten, / Because my heart is pure," "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield," "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers," and "The old order changeth, yielding place to new." He is the ninth most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
- Paperback | 602 pages
- 216 x 279 x 31mm | 1,379g
- 17 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations