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The Great Poets: Alfred, Lord Tennyson


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An outstanding collection of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's most-loved poems.

Tennyson was one of the true great Victorian poets - much of his work is known worldwide: 'Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die', 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all', 'No man ever got very high by pulling other people down... Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself'.

His genius is expressed through the precision and delicacy of the language of his lyrical poems. Some of his words were engraved in the 2012 Olympic village and his early poetry was a major influence on and inspiration for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Tennyson was the Poet Laureate of Great Britain & Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign of the monarchy and to this day, he remains one of Britain's most popular poets.

Size: 13cm x 20cm | 103 pages | Paperback

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