What Do I Read Next?
One of Tennyson’s most respected biographers, Norman O. Page, wrote the text accompanying a book of pictures illustrating the poet’s life and works called Tennyson: An Illustrated Life.
Replica Books has recently reissued the book Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son, by Hallam Tennyson. For over a hundred years, this has been an important primary source for students studying Tennyson.
Robert Browning was the poet whose career most closely paralleled Tennyson’s. A good collection of Browning’s poetry is found in the Penguin Poetry Library’s Robert Browning: Selected Poems.
Harold Bloom’s volume Alfred Lord Tennyson for Chelsea House’s Modern Critical Views series collects some of the most insightful, short essays available about the poet, including works by T. S. Eliot, Marshall McLuhan, and Cleanth Brooks.
Tennyson: The Growth of a Poet, by Jerome Hamilton Buckley, is a well-considered, psychological biography. It was published by Harvard University Press in 1960.
Ekbert Faas’ book Retreat into the Mind: Victorian Poetry and the Rise of Psychiatry traces how the poetry of Tennyson and his contemporaries led almost directly to the science of the mind.