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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Audios

Tennyson, Meet Edison
That Thomas Edison. He really got around, didn't he. The great American invented even "sent his agents" to record Tennyson reading his famous poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" on a wax cylinder.

Images

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Tennyson as Poet Laureate, sporting some shaggy locks.

Portrait of Tennyson

A painting of Lord Tennyson hangs in the Tate gallery in London. Nice cape.

Books

Tennyson's Poetry

The Norton Critical Edition of Tennyson's poetry provides detailed notes, as well as criticism by a variety of scholars, past and present.

Maud and Other Poems

A collection of some of Tennyson's poems published when he was Poet Laureate of England. Check out the old-fashioned ads at the beginning.

Websites

The Poetry Foundation: Alfred, Lord Tennyson

A great place to start your exploration of Tennyson. The site includes links to many of his best poems, and a lengthy biography to bring you up to speed on this great Victorian.

The Tennyson Page

A web site devoted to Tennyson with links to photographs and even emails from the poet's descendents.

Videos

Dramatic Reading of "The Eagle"
This video isn't much of a video – it's just a photo of a bald eagle, which Tennyson couldn't possibly have seen – but the reading is excellent.
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