Charge of Light Brigade & Other Poems/Tennysn
This handy collection offers a substantial sampling of Tennyson poetry at a great price. It contains a representative selection of his best works, with shorter poems given in their entirety, carefully chosen excerpts for some longer works, and the famous long narrative poem "Enoch Arden" presented completely. With selections like "The Lady of Shalott," "The Beggar Maid," and "The Charge of the Light Brigade," readers will easily see how Tennyson has remained an admired, widely quoted poet. 94 pgs, pb.
Considered by Victorians as the finest contemporary poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892) gained much critical favor for his mastery of poetic technique, high-mindedness, and superb natural description. This volume contains a representative selection of his best works, including the famous long narrative poem "Enoch Arden," as well as a number of important lyrics, monologues, ballads, and other typical pieces. Among these are "The Lady of Shalott," "The Beggar Maid," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "Break, break, break," "Flower in the Crannied Wall," and "Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington." Also here are carefully chosen, uncut excerpts from three longer works: The Princess, "Maud," and "The Brook." With this inexpensive volume at their fingertips, students and lovers of poetry can enjoy a substantial sampling of Tennyson's still-admired, widely quoted verse.