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The Great Poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson | [Alfred Tennyson]

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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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    ESK Moscow, Russia 01-07-13
    ESK Moscow, Russia 01-07-13 Member Since 2011

    There are books of the same chemical composition as dynamite. The only difference is that a piece of dynamite explodes once, whereas a book explodes a thousand times. ― Yevgeny Zamyatin

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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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Abram of the Seven Seas Tifton, GA, United States 05-01-14
    Abram of the Seven Seas Tifton, GA, United States 05-01-14 Member Since 2011

    A seeker of wisdom, a theorist of husbandry, a traveler of distant lands - a bit eclectic...

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    "A Savory Performance"

    I must confess that I was not originally a big fan of Tennyson...multiple encounters with Michael Pennington has quite altered my opinion. It's somehow all linked to the lack of communication - printed words, especially of poetic verse, must be rightly interpreted, and then verbally conveyed in such a way as enable the mind to embrace the depth and the beauty of the authors meaning. This narrator has the gift to do just that.

    One technical negativo is the format - the poems are not divided in such a way as to allow for the selection of individual works, rather, it is simply one large recording with no breaks...

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    SLB 06-27-14
    SLB 06-27-14

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    "Beautiful poetry well narrated"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson to be better than the print version?

    I love Tennyson, have always loved reading him. When I listened to the initial sample I thought eh, what the heck. But after a longer listen, I was sucked in. I don't actually like Michael Pennington's voice, but he makes this poetry more beautiful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson?

    Morte d'Artur. I've read it before and been moved. However, I was listening to this book as I grocery shopped, and suddenly found myself actually crying during Morte d'Artur! Had to hide in a corner until I got myself under control.


    Any additional comments?

    I would strongly recommend this well recorded, clear audiobook for those who already love, or want to be introduced to, the Romantic poets.

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    William LILBURN, GA, United States 02-17-13
    William LILBURN, GA, United States 02-17-13
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    "This Website sucks"
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    I was led to believe that I was purchasing a CD; NO! . . It give me a download which I can't listen to because I'm not a member of this website.


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    I was led to believe that I was purchasing a CD; NO! . . It give me a download which I can't listen to because I'm not a member of this website.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
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