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The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson: Volume III : 1871-1892 - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson: Volume III

1871-1892

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Published: 27th September 1990
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This third and final volume of The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson, the first collected edition, is notable for the light it throws on Tennyson's efforts as a dramatist and on his interactions with the leading theatre managers, actresses, and actors of the day, especially Henry Irving. The letters reveal his relations with many fellow-authors and literary men, both British and American. An important thread in the volume is his close association with Gladstone; and an extensive correspondence with the Australian, Sir Henry Parkes, reflects his continuing interest in the Empire. The volume ends with his death in 1892. To complete the edition a comprehensive index has been prepared, covering all three volumes. Previous volumes have been warmly praised by critics:

(FOR VOLUME III)`... fascinating and entertaining. This is due to the masterly and evoted work of the editors ... who have annotated the letters with marvellous fullness and precision and - what seems even more remarkable - with zest and wit. Through their exhaustive work we get, incidentally, a feeling for the exture of Victorian life.' Richard Jenkyns, Times Literary Supplement 'a joy to read and explore from start to finish and nobody ever caught by the mystery and comedy of Tennyson's genius will wish to be without it' The Times 'outstandingly useful to Tennysonians ... annotation is scrupulous and extensive.' Times Literary Supplement 'encapsulates a world of abiding fascination ... No serious lover of Tennyson or of Victorian literature can afford to be without them.' Sunday Telegraph 'The editors are to be applauded for the fullness of this edition...these letters ensure that Tennyson continues to receive close attention.' Independent `edited with brio...it adds immensely to our sense of the life which Tennyson kept so private and put so completely into writing.' Sunday Telegraph 'a careful reading of these letters reveals the demeanour of the man...It is doubly fortunate, then, that the editing of this correspondence is so unobtrusive...the editors have hit upon the appealing idea of including contemporary descriptions of the man at appropriate moments. And in these accounts the outline from the letters is, as it were, filled in.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times `the transforming skills of our two American editors. They bring literary intimacy, along with historical scholarship and worldly wit, to full and positively frisky footnotes. ...but they seize upon the least opportunity to bring the Old Mystic of the Lincolnshire Wolds, the man "retired into himself", into vivid, bearish life. ...this edition is a triumph of imaginative scholarship...' Richard Holmes, The Times Saturday Review `They [Lang and Shannon] are tireless where he [Tennyson] was fed up, and the three of them have concocted one of the indispensable books for anyone who now wants to read Victorian poetry.' Eric Griffiths, Correspondent 'editors of startling fondness ... one of the indispensable books for anyone who now wants to read Victorian poetry' Eric Griffiths, Sunday Correspondent 'They bring literary intimacy, along with historical scholarship and worldly wit, to full and positively frisky footnotes ... this edition is a triumph of imaginative scholarship, worthy to stand beside the Pilgrim Dickens or Purdy and Millgate's Hardy.' Richard Holmes, The Times 'the completion of this magnificent edition intelligently seasoned with the best of memoirs and diaries, restores him memorably to us all' Jonathan Keates, Observer 'the completion of this magnificent edition intelligently seasoned with the best of memoirs and diaries, restores him memorably to us all' Jonathan Keates, Sunday Telegraph `There is much to interest, charm, and amuse in these letters. ... it provides a useful overview and there are nice inclusions and juxtapositions, ...' Marion Shaw, Review of English Studies 'So what is it that has made their edition such fascinating reading since the first volume was published in 1982? The answer is the art and scholarship of the editors. The result is a silk purse richly ornamented by careful and witty annotation.' Susan Shatto, The Queen's University, Belast, Notes and Queries, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 1994

Editorial principles; Abbreviations; Text of the Letters (1871-1892); Addenda; Appendix; Additions and corrections for Volumes; Index of correspondents; Index

ISBN: 9780198126928
ISBN-10: 0198126921
Series: Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 27th September 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.99