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The Great Poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892), one of the most popular of poets, is celebrated in 2009. Works such as The Charge of the Light Brigade, Crossing the Bar and Tears, Idle Tears have made him an internationally famous figure, and the second most quoted writer of all time (after Shakespeare).
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There's no need to dip into the lesser works in a collection of Tennyson, and Naxos has made a fine selection here, mixing the best known ("The Charge of the Light Brigade," "The Lady of Shalott," "Ulysses," "The Lotus-Eaters") with others that will be less familiar to casual readers. One might quibble with some of Michael Pennington's line readings, but he has made thoughtful interpretations, and his voice is quite capable of meeting the musical demands of the poetry. There's nothing new here for Tennyson's fans, but the presentation is a strong introduction to a master's range of style and emotion.

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The 200th anniversary of the birth of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892), one of the most popular of poets, is celebrated in 2009. Works such as "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Crossing the Bar", and "Tears, Idle Tears" have made him an internationally famous figure, and the second most quoted writer of all time (after Shakespeare).

Tennyson's poetic works encompass a great range of styles, settings and personae, and are known for their emotional resonance and powerful imagery. Naxos AudioBooks's popular The Great Poets series marks the anniversary with an audio bringing together all the key works, read by veteran reader Michael Pennington.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2009 Naxos Audiobooks; (P)2009 Naxos Audiobooks

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    "One of the most popular Victorian poets"

    The poetry of depth and emotional profundity, of versatile styles and complex language. As usual, Naxos did a wonderful job of selecting the poems.
    Here's the list of A.Tennyson's works:
    1. The Charge of the Light Brigade
    2. Song of the Lotus Eaters
    3. The Lady of Shalott
    4. Vivian's Song
    5. Break, Break, Break
    6. In the Valley of Cauteretz
    7. Ulysses
    8. Tears, Idle Tears
    9. Sweet and Low
    10. Blow, Bugle, Blow
    11. Swallow, Swallow
    12. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead
    13. Summer Night
    14. Tithonus
    15. The Passing of Arthur/Morte d'Arthur
    16. The Brook
    17. Come Into the Garden Maud
    18. In the Garden at Swainston
    19. Come Down, O Maid
    20. In Memoriam (excerpts):
    In Memoriam VII
    In Memoriam XI
    In Memoriam L
    In Memoriam LI
    In Memoriam CXXVI/126
    21.Crossing the Bar

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