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Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892)

Nationality: British Periods: British: 19th Century

writer of Idylls of the King, poet laureate in 1850

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Criticism about Lord Alfred Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson: An Overview
Contains a variety of information on Tennyson and his times. Included are a biography, links to full text works, and themes, structure, and genre in his work.
Contains: Pictures, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Full Bio
From: Victorian Web
Keywords: victorianism, poetry
The Alien Vision of Victorian Poetry: Sources of the Poetic Imagination in Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold
Looks at the cultural influences on the imagy evoked in the poetry of Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold.
Contains: Criticism
Author: E. D. H. Johnson
From: The Victorian Web Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952
Tennyson and Cholera
This anaylsis of Tennyson writings looks at how, “In examining, however, the surprisingly few references Tennyson makes to cholera in his collected writings, one discovers the poet�s reaction most often to be detached and defensive rather than empathetic or consolatory, as if he were trying to ward off the disease by emphasizing its otherness instead of identifying with its universality. “
Contains: Criticism
Author: Roger S. Platizky
From: Victorian Poetry Volume 35, no. 4, Winter 1997
Tennyson’s Major Poems: The Comic and Ironic Patterns
Book-length critical work that explores the uses of comedy and irony in the poems of Tennyson.
Contains: Criticism
Author: James R. Kincaid
From: The Victorian Web New Haven: Yale University Press, 1975
The Tennysons
This lengthy analysis of the authors’ lives and work includes sections on “Tennyson�s early poems”, “The Princess”, “Idylls of the King”, “Dramas and later poems and ballads”, ”Charles Tennyson” and “Frederick Tennyson.”
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Herbert J. C. Grierson
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XIII: English, The Victorian Age, Part One, The Nineteenth Century, II

Biographical sites about Lord Alfred Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Brief Biography
This brief biography looks at Tennyson’s personal life as well as his literary achievements.
Contains: Extensive Bio
Author: Glenn Everett
From: Victorian Web
Tennyson’s Life: A Timeline
This chronology focuses on Tennyson’s publishing history.
Contains: Pictures, Timeline
Author: Arthur Chandler

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Tennyson Bibliography
This very brief bibliography covers general biography and criticism of Tennyson as well as a few critical books on The Idylls of the King.
Contains: Bibliography
Author: Carol-An de Naissance

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