This is a multi-award winning biography of the poet who voiced the concerns of the Victorian era. Tennyson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennyson) was Poet Laureate for an astonishing 42 years. Originally published 1980.


To go with this, listen to the BBC Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’ 45 minute episode on Tennyson’s In Memoriam. Available from the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0124pnq  With Dinah Birch – Professor of English Literature and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at Liverpool University; Seamus Perry – Fellow and Tutor in English at Balliol College, Oxford; and Jane Wright – Lecturer in English at the University of Bristol. Chaired by Melvyn Bragg. First broadcast Thursday 30 Jun 2011.


656 pages in Faber and Faber paperback edition.

ISBN 978-0571118427

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