The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Tennyson (Palgrave Literary Dictionaries)

The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Tennyson (Palgrave Literary Dictionaries)

Norman Page, Valerie Purton

Language: English

Pages: 359

ISBN: B012TQXTKK

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This is the first comprehensive guide to Tennyson, containing concise, informative entries on his poetry, his life and the cultural context of his work. Tennyson, the major poet of the Victorian age, lived through most of the nineteenth century, addressed key issues in science, religion, philosophy, politics and aesthetics and knew most of the great Victorians.
This user-friendly reference work, designed both for academics and for the general reader, addresses all aspects of his life and times.

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to cool: Tennyson forced Carroll to destroy a manuscript copy of *‘The Lover’s Tale’ that the latter had uncovered (this being a work the poet had always been very unwilling to publish). Carroll wrote in 1870 asking if he might keep and show to friends a privately printed copy of ‘The Song of the Wrens’, another of his works about which Tennyson was deeply sensitive. He received an icy reply from *Emily, obviously at Tennyson’s request: ‘a gentleman should understand that when an author does not

Tennyson’s intense dedication to the vocation of poet, there is something of the dilettante or gentleman-amateur of letters about FitzGerald. Among various minor literary enterprises now virtually forgotten, however, his free rendering of The Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyám has achieved enduring fame. Fletcher, John See: Beaumont, Francis (1584–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625). ‘Flower in the Crannied Wall’ Published 1869 volume (dated 1870), The Holy Grail and other poems. ‘The flower was plucked

overlooking Waltham Abbey. It was quite a grand residence employing four indoor servants and several gardeners, and Tennyson soon realized it was a ‘cockney residence’ (Martin, 232). The Tennysons never really settled in Epping Forest, but during his rambles there Tennyson fatefully made the acquaintance of Dr Matthew *Allen, who ran an asylum at High Beech and was (temporarily) to destroy his fortunes. Few of Tennyson’s friends ever stayed at Beech Hill, partly because he soon disliked the house

sweating, excretion, fever and boils and thereby to empty the whole system of impurities. Large quantities of water had to be drunk and long walks taken in all weathers. Tennyson’s physical and emotional collapse in 1843, induced partly by fear of epilepsy, led him to try the Water Cure at Prestbury near the family’s new home in Cheltenham. The process was said to cure mental as well as physical instability and did not involve the stigma of entering a mental hospital. Tennyson spent seven months

Colonial Exhibition’ with its refrain ‘Britons, Guard Your Own’ is a plea for unity in the Empire and was commissioned by the Prince of Wales in the spring of 1886. Given a musical setting by Sir Arthur Sullivan, it was performed at the Albert Hall on the exhibition’s opening on 4 May 1886. The volume was, however, completely overshadowed by the furore caused by its title poem. Lockyer, Sir (Joseph) Norman (1836–1920) Astronomer and friend of Tennyson. Lockyer was an eminent astronomer who

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