Alfred Lord Tennyson
01 - London - Macmillan and Co., 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully presented set of the works of Alfred Lord Tennyson in a red slipcase. The People's Edition. Containing In Memoriam, The Voyage of Maeldune, The Spinster's Sweet-Arts, The Lover's Tale, Maud, The Brook, Anoch Arden, A Dream of Fair Women, Will Waterproof, The Death of Oenone, Rizpah, Idylls of the King (in six volumes), The Princess (in two volumes), Juvenilia, The Lady of Shalott, Demeter, and Locksley Hall. Also with the original dustwrappers. Tennyson used a wide range of subject matter, ranging from medieval legends to classical myths and from domestic situations to observations of nature, as source material for his poetry. The influence of John Keats and other Romantic poets published before and during his childhood is evident from the richness of his imagery and descriptive writing. He also handled rhythm masterfully. The insistent beat of Break, Break, Break emphasises the relentless sadness of the subject matter. Tennyson's use of the musical qualities of words to emphasise his rhythms and meanings is sensitive. Complete in twenty-three volumes. Condition: In red straight-grained morocco bindings and red cloth slipcase. Externally, generallysmart, with just some minor shelfwear to most volumes, though with some small loss to the leather of three volumes. Slipcase is generally sound,though with some light dampstaining. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are brightand mainly clean, though with some lightfoxing to the endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINEwith A VERY GOOD slipcase..