Idylls of the King

Idylls of the King

by Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Idylls of the King is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1862.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497536067
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2014
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Alfred, Lord Tennyson was born in 1809 at Somersby, Lincolnshire. Schooled at Louth and by his father, a rector, he began to write early, and at the age of twelve he composed “an epic of 6,000 lines.” In 1828 he matriculated at Cambridge—but only after the elder Tennyson had approved his recitation by heart of the odes of Horace. Poems, Chiefly Lyrical, published in 1830, revealed Tennyson’s swiftly maturing talent, a talent which was augmented by his friendship with Edward FitzGerald and A.H. Hallam. In 1830, the poet and Hallam volunteered in the army of a Spanish insurgent; and Poems (1833) derived largely from experience gained on the Continent. Hallam’s death in the same year gave rise to The Two Voices (1834)—a black period in Tennyson’s life. After a lengthy silence he published Poems (1842), earning the admiration of Carlyle and Dickens. The year 1850 witnessed his marriage to Emily Sarah Sellwood and his appointment as poet laureate, succeeding Wordsworth. The gravity with which he took his office was reflected in many poems on state occasions. His later years produced his acknowledged masterpieces: In Memoriam (1850), Maud (1855), Ballads and Other Poems (1880), Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886), and scattered sections of what would eventually become his epic, Idylls of the King (1859-1885). In 1892, reading his favorite Shakespeare, Tennyson died at Aldworth and received a public funeral in Westminster Abbey.

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The Idylls of the King 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Maddlebuggs More than 1 year ago
Hey guys! Well, I had to read "The Idylls of the King" for school, along with "The Once and Future King." Both of these books are about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. "The Idylls of the King" is a collection of 13 tales, which are written in Old English. It is hard to understand at times, but it is a book full of themes, and I really enjoyed it. The MobileReference format is beautiful and is is printed in the poetic, line-by-line style. Over all, if you are up for a challenging, yet good read, I highly recommend this. By the way, I am a 9th grader, and I loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The wording and style is difficult to understand at times. Knowledge of the people, places, customs of the period might be necessary for clarity.
bibliophile101 More than 1 year ago
Tennyson was amazing and this is one of his best works. Ballad poetry at its finest. An elegant, lyrical painting with words...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This lyric poem/book was assigned for my high school English class, but was actually interesting and better reading than I expected. It challenged my vocabulary in a good way - not too overwhelming!
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Find another version this one didnt scan