© 1992


Seven Essays

  • Philip Collins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Eric Griffiths
    Pages 36-60
  3. Jerome H. Buckley
    Pages 61-75
  4. W. W. Robson
    Pages 160-182
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-185

About this book


These essays are lectures, mostly revised or expanded, given to the Tennyson Society by leading Victorianists, including one of the doyens of Tennyson studies, Jerome H. Buckley (Harvard). In Memoriam and Maud are central texts but many other poems are discussed - lyrics, dramatic monologues, narratives, ballads - and such recurrent topics as loss, the numinous, and distance in space and time. The poems are related to their intellectual context and to other poets from Wordsworth to Edward FitzGerald.


Coleridge lyric poem Tennyson Wordsworth

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Collins
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

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