What Do I Read Next?
• The Norton Critical Edition of Tennyson’s poem In Memoriam contains background and sources, along with critical essays. It was edited by Robert H. Ross and published in 1974 by W. W. Norton.
• Readers interested in this poem might want to compare Tennyson’s style to the works of the man who inspired him. Poems of Arthur Henry Hallam, published in 1988 by AMS Press, reproduces Hallam’s work.
• William Wordsworth, who preceded Tennyson as poet laureate of England and was one of the founders of the romantic movement, wrote a long poem titled The Prelude, which is similar in theme to In Memoriam. The first edition of Wordsworth’s poem was published posthumously in 1850, the same year as Tennyson’s poem.
• The poet’s grandson, Charles Tennyson, wrote Alfred...
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