In Memoriam

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Tennyson?s central poem is presented with an extensive introduction that provides background information on the poet and poem as well as an overview of In Memoriam?s formal and thematic peculiarities, including Tennyson?s use of the stanza and the poem?s rhyme scheme.
The authoritative text is again that of the Eversley Edition of Tennyson?s Works, published in 1901?8, which is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations.
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Tennyson’s central poem is presented with an extensive introduction that provides background information on the poet and poem as well as an overview of In Memoriam’s formal and thematic peculiarities, including Tennyson’s use of the stanza and the poem’s rhyme scheme.
The authoritative text is again that of the Eversley Edition of Tennyson’s Works, published in 1901–8, which is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations.
“Criticism” contains thirteen essays-—seven of which are new to the Second Edition—among them examples of formal (Sarah Gates), contextual (W. David Shaw), reader-response (Timothy Peltason), queer (Jeff Nunokawa), and genre (Alan Sinfield) criticism. A chapter from Christopher Ricks’s influential biography, Tennyson, is included.
A Chronology, Selected Bibliography, and Index of First Lines are also included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780554606583
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 8/20/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Erik Gray is Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University and a specialist in Romantic and Victorian Poetry. He is the author of several articles, including ones on Tennyson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, and various Romantic and Victorian topics.

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Table of Contents

Alfred Tennyson: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
In Memoriam
Appendix A: Writings of Arthur Hallam
Meditative Fragment 1
Sonnet [After first meeting Emily Tennyson]
Sonnet [The garden trees]
From "On Sympathy"
Appendix B: Writings on Natural History, Taxonomy, and Evolution, 1802-44
From William Paley, Natural Theology; or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity
From Charles Lyell, The Principles of Geology, Vol. 1
From Robert Chambers, Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation
Appendix C: Victorian Courtship and Marriage in Fiction
From Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery
From Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
Appendix D: The Poetic Sequence, 1827-54
From John Keble, The Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holidays Throughout the Year
From Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnets from the Portuguese
From Coventry Patmore, The Angel in the House: The Betrothal
Appendix E: Reviews of In Memoriam, 1850-55
From [John Forster?], The Examiner (8 June 1850)
From The Literary Gazette (15 June 1850)
From The North British Review (August 1850)
From The Eclectic Review (September 1850)
From The English Review (September 1850)
From [Charles Kingsley], Fraser's Magazine (September 1850)
From [Manley Hopkins?], The Times (28 November1851)
From [Coventry Patmore], The Edinburgh Review (October 1855)
Appendix F: From Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
Select Bibliography

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