Antiquarian Book, Tennyson's Idylls of the King, Macmillans Pocket Classic, Epic Poem, Collectible, Antique

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Antiquarian Book, Tennyson's Idylls of the King, Macmillans Pocket Classic, Epic Poem, Collectible, Antique

A wonderful antiquarian hardcover book entitled Tennyson's Idylls of the King. This is a 1923 Macmillans Pocket Classic. This is an Epic Poem.

Idylls of the King, published between 1859 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892) which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom. The whole work recounts Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind and create a perfect kingdom, from his coming to power to his death at the hands of the traitor Mordred. Individual poems detail the deeds of various knights, including Lancelot, Geraint, Galahad, and Balin and Balan, and also Merlin and the Lady of the Lake. There is little transition between Idylls, but the central figure of Arthur links all the stories. The poems were dedicated to the late Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria. The Idylls are written in blank verse. Tennyson's descriptions of nature are derived from observations of his own surroundings, collected over the course of many years.

Size:
5½ x 4½ inches
434 pages
Hardcover
Published by Macmillan Company -- 1923

This book is in very good condition. There is wear on the edges and covers with some rubbing. The binding is tight and the pages are yellowed but this is to be expected considering the age of this book. It is 98 years old. The book has no rips or tears.

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