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Idylls of the King

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The longest and most ambitious work of his career, Idylls is a reflection of Tennyson's lifelong interest in Arthurian themes. His personification of Arthur, the highest ideal of manhood and leadership, is achieved through a delicacy of phrase and metrical effect that are unmatched.

Synopsis:

Tennyson had a life-long interest in the legend of King Arthur and after the huge success of his poem "Morte d'Arthur" he built on the theme with this series of 12 poems, written in two periods of intense creativity over nearly 20 years.

About the Author

Alfred, Lord Tennyson was born in 1809 at Somersby, Lincolnshire. Schooled at Louth and by his father, a rector, he began to write early, and at the age of twelve he composed “an epic of 6,000 lines.” In 1828 he matriculated at Cambridge—but only after the elder Tennyson had approved his recitation by heart of the odes of Horace. Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, published in 1830, revealed Tennysons swiftly maturing talent, a talent which was augmented by his friendship with Edward FitzGerald and A.H. Hallam. In 1830, the poet and Hallam volunteered in the army of a Spanish insurgent; and Poems (1833) derived largely from experience gained on the Continent. Hallams death in the same year gave rise to The Two Voices (1834)—a black period in Tennysons life. After a lengthy silence he published Poems (1842), earning the admiration of Carlyle and Dickens. The year 1850 witnessed his marriage to Emily Sarah Sellwood and his appointment as poet laureate, succeeding Wordsworth. The gravity with which he took his office was reflected in many poems on state occasions. His later years produced his acknowledged masterpieces: In Memoriam (1850), Maud (1855), Ballads and Other Poems (1880), Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886), and scattered sections of what would eventually become his epic, Idylls of the King (1859-1885). In 1892, reading his favorite Shakespeare, Tennyson died at Aldworth and received a public funeral in Westminster Abbey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140422535
Editor:
Gray, J. M.
Introduction:
Gray, J. M.
Introduction by:
Gray, J. M.
Introduction:
Gray, J. M.
Editor:
Gray, J. M.
Author:
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson
Author:
Alfred Tennyson
Author:
Gray, J. M.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Britons
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Arthur
Subject:
Britons -- Kings and rulers.
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
no. 4]
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.76x5.03x.90 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
03-UP

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