Published in 1850, In Memoriam won its author the Poet Laureateship of Britain and received widespread attention from critics and reviewers, as well as ordinary readers. The poem was written in memory of Tennyson's close friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly in 1833; it became a kind of unofficial devotional manual for mourners, ...Read MorePublished in 1850, In Memoriam won its author the Poet Laureateship of Britain and received widespread attention from critics and reviewers, as well as ordinary readers. The poem was written in memory of Tennyson's close friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly in 1833; it became a kind of unofficial devotional manual for mourners, including Queen Victoria after the death of Prince Albert. The poem's scope goes beyond individual grief, however, to the development and extinction of species, audaciously exploring history, evolution and God's relationship with humanity. Its formal beauty and emotional resonance make In Memoriam as compelling today as it was for nineteenth-century readers. Matthew Rowlinson's introduction traces the poem's composition history and places it in the context of Tennyson's personal and intellectual development. Historical appendices include writings by Arthur Hallam, Victorian fiction on courtship and marriage and materials on natural history and evolution.Read Less
Good. Philadelphia, 1897; tan cloth covered boards with decorative tooling on front board and spine; spine darkened; heavy spine end and corner wear; covers slightly soiled; stamping on front paste down and gift inscription on front fly; tight binding; interior unmarked but toned; 16mo-over 5 3/4" to 6 3/4" tall; 182 pages.
Fair. Book. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. Temple Classics Edition edited by Israel Gollancz. Soft leather binding with gilt lettering & gilt designs. Illustrated. Front cover present but detatched, spine worn & edges frayed, full-page gift inscription on inside end page.
VG. Book 10pp extract, printed in double columns, salvaged from a damaged issue of Eclectic Magazine, Volume LI, No. 4, April, 1861. A critical review. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve. Very scarce.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Small volume, part of pub's poerty series, 306 pp., B&W Ills. frontispiece w/ tissue guard, p-o's notes in text and on front & rear eps, tan covers w/ green leaf pattern on front and rear panels, green spine w/ gilt lettering and decor., corners sl. worn, book offered by YAnkee Peddler Bookshop serving book seekers 40+ years, Book is in Williamson.
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