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Bibliography and Further Reading
Beetz, Kirk H. Tennyson: A Bibliography, 1827-1982. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984. An introduction explains the organization of the work. Multiple references to In Memoriam and Arthur Henry Hallam are provided in the lengthy subject index.
Bradley, A. C. A Commentary on Tennyson’s “In Memoriam.” 3d ed. Hamden, Conn.: Arachon Books, 1966. Provides a close study of the poem, showing the relation of each section to others. Confronts difficulties in interpretation. Traces origin, composition, and structure of the eulogy, with other discussion, prior to commentary. Chart of changes in the text, appendix.
Buckley, Jerome Hamilton. Tennyson: The Growth of a Poet. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1960. Chapter 6 is devoted to In Memoriam and provides biographical background to—and explication of—the work. Relates critical response to it. Sees Tennyson as a major poet, whose work must be understood by familiarity with the imagination that produced it.
Chesterton, G. K., and Dr. Richard Garnett. Tennyson. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1903. This reprint of a classic is important for researchers. Numerous illustrations; long biographical note on Tennyson.
Lang, Cecil Y., and Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson. 2 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1981. Volume 1 contains 32 separate references to In Memoriam. The synthesis of primary sources (letters) with secondary sources (books about Tennyson’s In Memoriam) strengthens good research.
Pinion, F. B. A Tennyson Companion: Life and Works. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1984. Illustrated, indexed, chronology, notes, and appendices. Provides a brief coverage of the poet’s life and long coverage of the poet’s writings, including a chapter about In Memoriam.