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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Airmont Pub Co
Publication date June 1, 1968
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780804901802
ISBN-10 0804901805
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $2.75
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Idylls of the King, like that of In Memoriam, was. begun more than ten years ago, but, like that, was laid aside for othei work. I have been often urged by teachers and literary friends to finis! it, but have not found time to do it until now. The poet, who had given me valuable help in revising my editior of The Princess and the two volumes of selections from his works published in 1884 and J887, kindly encouraged me in the plan of editing others, as the present Lord Tennyson has also done. I am particularly under obligations to the latter for calling my attention to the remarkable paper on the Idylls in the Contemporary Review for May, 1873 (see Pages 181-190), which gives the poets own explanation of the allegory, as well as of certain artistic unities in the work which the reader might not detect, and which the critics have been slow to discern. It is the most important criticism of the Idylls that has appeared, but it seems to be little known in this country, mainly, I suspect, on account of its accidental omission from the otherwise quite exhaustive list of reviews and criticisms in Poole s Index to Periodical Literature. I have retained the poets spelling of I dylls, though it is not adopted mother American editions, and is contrary to the analogy of beryl, sibyl, and other derivatives from Greek originals of similar form. It is curious, by the way, that in The Princess (vii. 176) all the English editions from 1847 down to the present time have I dyl. I believe that this is the only instance of the word in Tennyson sverse except the one in the Dedication of these I dylls. As in The Princess and the other books, I have followed the poets orthography (except in words like color, honor, etc.) and his restricted use of the apostrophe in past tenses. I have, however, attempted (, A ddendum, page 219), to correct the inaccuracies and incongruities the point
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Hardcover
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from Indypublish.Com (June 1, 2002)
9781404309500 | details & prices | 292 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $19.99
About: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
Large print edition from North Books (September 1, 1998)
9781582870397 | details & prices | 307 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $25.00
About: His poems evoke the past and present, the exotic and the familiar, the rich and the poor, making this selection accessible-and applicable-to just about everyone.
Large print edition from North Books (January 1, 1998)
9780939495634 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $26.00
from Amereon Ltd (August 1, 1995)
9780848806415 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $26.95
About: The longest and most ambitious work of his career, Idylls is a reflection of Tennyson's lifelong interest in Arthurian themes.
Paperback
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With Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Baron | from Createspace Independent Pub (January 18, 2014)
9781494790257 | details & prices | 224 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $10.99
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About: The classic book, Idylls of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson!
With Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Baron | from Createspace Independent Pub (August 11, 2012)
9781479106110 | details & prices | 219 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 0.60 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $9.95
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About: Idylls of the King by Lord Alfred Tennyson is a cycle of narrative poems which retells the story of King Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere.
With Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Baron | from Book Jungle (September 30, 2009)
9781438524719 | details & prices | 358 pages | List price $22.45
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About: Alfred Lord Tennyson was a 19th century Poet Laureate in the United Kingdom who is recognized as one of the greatest poets of modern times.
With Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Baron | from Wilder Pubns Ltd (August 30, 2007)
9781604590432 | details & prices | 260 pages | List price $7.99
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from Echo Library (February 28, 2007)
9781406823158 | details & prices | 260 pages | List price $11.90
With Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Baron | from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2007)
9781420930351 | details & prices | 240 pages | List price $8.99
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About: A cycle of twelve narrative poems, "Idylls of the King" retells the classic legends of King Arthur and his time.
With William J. Rolfe (other contributor) | from Dover Pubns (September 16, 2004)
9780486437958 | details & prices | 298 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $5.00
About: With Idylls of the King, one of the giants of Victorian literature turned his considerable talents to the chivalric lore surrounding a larger-than-life British ruler, King Arthur.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419125249 | details & prices | 316 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $30.95
from Indypublish.Com (June 1, 2002)
9781404309517 | details & prices | 292 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $14.99
With J. M. Gray (other contributor) | from Penguin Classics (September 1, 1989)
9780140422535 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
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from Airmont Pub Co (June 1, 1968)
9780804901802 | details & prices | List price $2.75
About: Idylls of the King, like that of In Memoriam, was.

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