The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson: Volume III: 1871-1892

Hardcover | January 1, 1994

byAlfred, Lord TennysonEditorCecil Y. Lang, Edgar F. Shannon

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This third and final volume of The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson, the first collected edition, is notable for the light it throws on Tennyson's efforts as a dramatist and on his interactions with the leading theatre managers, actresses, and actors of the day, especially Henry Irving. Theletters reveal his relations with many fellow-authors and literary men, both British and American. An important thread in the volume is his close association with Gladstone; and an extensive correspondence with the Australian, Sir Henry Parkes, reflects his continuing interest in the Empire. Thevolume ends with his death in 1892. To complete the edition a comprehensive index has been prepared, covering all three volumes. Previous volumes have been warmly praised by critics:

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'... this book is a joy to read and explore from start to finish and nobody ever caught by the mystery and comedy of Tennyson's genius will wish to be without it. The great success... is to have taken his unpromising material and turned it into a real narrative... They have done so by the range, candour, and wit of their commentary and...

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This third and final volume of The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson, the first collected edition, is notable for the light it throws on Tennyson's efforts as a dramatist and on his interactions with the leading theatre managers, actresses, and actors of the day, especially Henry Irving. Theletters reveal his relations with many fellow-a...

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'... this book is a joy to read and explore from start to finish and nobody ever caught by the mystery and comedy of Tennyson's genius will wish to be without it. The great success... is to have taken his unpromising material and turned it into a real narrative... They have done so by the range, candour, and wit of their commentary and...

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom after William Wordsworth and is one of the most popular English poets. Cecil Y. Lang is at University of Virginia. Edgar F. Shannon is at University of Virginia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:534 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.26 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198126921

ISBN - 13:9780198126928

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'... this book is a joy to read and explore from start to finish and nobody ever caught by the mystery and comedy of Tennyson's genius will wish to be without it. The great success... is to have taken his unpromising material and turned it into a real narrative... They have done so by the range, candour, and wit of their commentary and documentation....' Michael Ratcliffe, The Times

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'editors of startling fondness ... one of the indispensable books for anyone who now wants to read Victorian poetry'Eric Griffiths, Sunday Correspondent