Idylls of the King (Dodo Press)
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About the Author
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809a1892) published his first two volumes of poems in 1842, establishing him as the leading poet of his generation. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Christopher Ricks is Warren Professor of Humanities and codirector of the Editorial Institute at Boston University. He is the editor of six poetry collections, including "The Oxford Book of English Verse," --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
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In these poems, Arthur is an English gentleman rather than a Dark Age Celtic warlord, or even a medieval ruler. But this approach serves to illuminate what was best about the Victorians, decency, courage, self belief. It is fashionable to knock the society of England in the Nineteenth Century as being repressive, dictatorial, even hypocritical. Tennyson's poetry, along with the work of authors like Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson show, largely, a positive side to the time.
My only regret with "The Idylls" is that the shorter poem by Tennyson on the subject of Arthurian romance, the cracking "Lady of Shallot" is not included in this book.
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Tennyson is not just the last of the Victorians, but the first of the moderns; give him a chance! Read 'In Memoriam' slowly....Published on 11 July 2013 by Daddy