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, ...
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, 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.
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.
Good. Good hardcover (quarter leather). No DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show light edge wear with rubbing/light soiling. Chipping on spine top edge. Front hinge slightly cracked but binding intact.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
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.
Fair. Tan cloth covers with gold title on spine; no jacket; covers have medium to heavy wear, are soiled and chipped at corners and spine; Ex library with typical stamps and markings, very minimal markings to interior, otherwise clean and unmarked; pages are uncut and uneven in size; hinge cracked at half title page; 7 3/4"-9 3/4" Tall; 125 pgs.
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.
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