2012. Hardcover. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria's favourite poet, commanded a wider readership than any other of his time. This biography shows him as a Romantic as well as a Victorian, exploring both the poems and Tennyson's attempts at play writing, as well as the pressures of his age and the personal relationships that made the man. Num Pages: 448 pages, Illustrations, ports. BIC Classification: 2AB; BGL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 237 x 163 x 40. Weight in Grams: 756. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Lord Alfred Tennyson was the major poet of his age. In 1850, he succeeded William Wordsworth as Queen Victoria's Poet Laurete, and this book begins and ends with Tennyson's direct contacts with the Queen, whom Tennyson had first came to know at audience at an Osborne House on the Isle of Wight in 1862.
John Batchelor's enthralling new biography presents a Tennyson who is stronger, more self-reliant, and more business-like than previous biographies have displayed. Like many successful Victorians he was a provincial determined to make good in the capital while retaining his provincial strengths; in his particular case he never lost his Lincolnshire accent and in his relationships he remained close to his roots. At the same time and through his Laureteship, he determined the literary taste of the mid-to late Victorian period; and then, strategically, and with a secure instinct for the market, he fed that taste. The ascendancy of Tennyson was neither the irresistible triumph of pure genius nor an accident of history; he skilfully crafted his own career and his relationship with his audience.
About the Author: JOHN BATCHELOR is Professor of English Literature at the University of Newcastle, having previously been a Fellow of New College Oxford. His previous biographies include books about Ruskin, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells and Conrad. He is editor of the literary magazine Modern Language Review (English and American Literature).
Title: Tennyson: To Strive, To Seek, To Find
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Book Condition: New
Book Description Chatto & Windus. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some wear and barcode page may have been removed, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-F-011-00893
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005941657
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005994882
Book Description C&W, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. a superb copy just a tiny tare to rear of jacket bottom edge. illus. 422 pages. 900gms. Bookseller Inventory # 180584