The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XIII. The Victorian Age, Part One.

II. The Tennysons



MSS. in British Museum

Additional MS. 35203, f. I. Epilogue to Idylls of the King. Autogr. — 37173, ff. 135, 140; 37174, f. 379. Letters to C. L. Leland. [1874.]

Additional MS. 37515. Experiments in Quantity. 1863. Autogr.

—— Letter to H. S. King. 1863.

Egerton MS. 2805, f. I. Letter to W. C. Bennett. 1864.

Poems: Collections

Poems by Two Brothers. 1827. [By Alfred, Charles and Frederick Tennyson. Original MS. in Trinity college library, Cambridge.]

—— (Additional Poems.—Timbuctoo.) [With a preface by Hallam, lord Tennyson, and facsimiles of five leaves of the original MS.] L.P. 1893.

Poems, chiefly lyrical. 1830.

Poems by Alfred Tennyson. 1833 [1832].

Poems. By Alfred Tennyson. In two volumes. 1842 ff. Illustrated edn., 1857. With an introduction by Hughes, A. M. D. Oxford, 1914.

Poems. MDCCCXXX-MDCCCXXXIII. Privately ptd. 1862.

Works. 6 vols. 1872–3. 13 vols. 1874–81. 7 vols. 1877. 1 vol. 1884 ff. 17 vols. 1886–97.

The Life [by Hallam, second baron Tennyson] and Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. (Edn. de luxe.) 12 vols. 1898–9.

Poems. Annotated by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Ed. Hallam, Lord Tennyson. 9 vols. 1907–8. Also 1913.

Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1830–1865. With an introduction by Warren, T. H. (The World’s Classics.) 1910.

Poems of Tennyson, 1830–1870. With an introduction by Warren, T. H.… Illustrated with two pictures in colour after G. F. Watts, and ninety-one illustrations by Millais, Rossetti, Maclise and others. (Oxford illustrated edn.). 1912.

Separate Poems
[Comprising poems published separately as first edns. and those afterwards printed singly that originally appeared in collections]

Antechamber, The. Printed for Private Circulation. 1906. [An earlier version of The Gardener’s Daughter. Printed from a MS. of 1834.]

Aylmer’s Field. With introduction (by Rowe, F. J. and Webb, W. T.) and notes by Webb, W. T. 1891.

Ballads and other poems. 1880.

Becket. A tragedy. 1884. As arranged for the stage by Henry Irving. 1893.

[Birth of Arthur, The, etc. 1868.] See T. J. Wise’s Bibliography, p. 197.

Brook, The. 1887.

Carmen Seculare, an ode [on queen Victoria’s jubilee, 1887]. Ptd. for private distribution. 1887.

Charge of the Light Brigade, The. [1855.] [First appeared in The Examiner, 9 Dec. 1854.]

Child-Songs. 1880.

Cup, The. Printed for the Author, 1881.

Cup and The Falcon, The. 1882.

Day-Dream, and other poems, The. With introduction and notes by Wilson, A. (Blackie’s English Classics.) 1899.

Death of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, The. [1892.]

Death of Oenone, Akbar’s Dream, and other poems, The. 1892.

Demeter, and other poems. 1889.

Dora, and other poems. With introduction by Wilson, A. (Blackie’s English Classics.) 1899.

Dream of Fair Women, A. 1892.

Early Spring. 1883.

England and America in 1782. 1872.

Enid and Nimuë: The True and the False. 1857. New edn. Guildford, 1902.

Enoch Arden. Idylls of the Hearth. 1864 ff. With introduction and notes by Webb, W. T. 1891. Ed. Marwick, H. Oxford, 1914.

Falcon, The. 1879. See under The Cup.

Foresters, The. Robin Hood and Maid Marion. 1892. [1st published edn.]

Gardener’s Daughter, The, and other poems. Edinburgh [1910]. See The Antechamber.

Gareth and Lynette, etc. 1872. See under Idylls of the King.

Gordon Boys’ Morning and Evening Hymns. 1885.

Hands All Round, A National Song.…The Music…by C. Villiers Stanford. [1882.] [Originally published in The Examiner, 7 Feb. 1852.]

Harold. A drama. 1877 [1876].

Helen’s Tower, Clandeboye. [Privately ptd. 1861.]

Holy Grail, The, and other poems. 1870. See under Idylls of the King.

Idylls of the Hearth. 1864. See under Enoch Arden.

Idylls of the King. [Enid. Vivien. Elaine. Guinevere.] 1859.

—— [The Coming of Arthur. Geraint and Enid. Merlin and Vivien. Lancelot and Elaine. The Holy Grail. Pelleas and Ettarre. Guinevere. The Passing of Arthur.] 1869.

—— [The Coming of Arthur. The Round Table: Gareth and Lynette. The Marriage of Geraint. Balin and Balan. Merlin and Vivien. Lancelot and Elaine. The Holy Grail. Pelleas and Ettarre. The Last Tournament. Guinevere. The Passing of Arthur.] Complete edn. 1889. Various rpts. Ed. with introduction and notes by Broughton, W. Boston [U. S. A. 1913]. Ed. with introduction and notes by Wheeler, B. 1913.

In Memoriam. 1850. Ed. with a commentary by Robinson, A. W. Cambridge, 1901. With an analysis by Robertson, F. W. 1862. And an introduction by Meynell, Alice. [1904.] Annotated by the author. 1905. With analysis and notes by Percival, H. M. 1907.

Lady of Shalott, The.… Illustrated by a Lady. Nottingham, 1852.

Last Tournament, The. 1871. [Author’s private edn.] See under Idylls of the King.

Locksley Hall, and the Talking Oak. Boston [U. S. A.], 1877.

Locksley Hall sixty years after, etc. 1886.

Lotos Eaters, The. 1901. [50 copies on Japanese vellum.]

Lover’s Tale, The. [Trial edn.] 1833. The Lover’s Tale and other poems … now first collected [by Shepherd, R. H.]. Ptd. for private circulation. 1875.

Lucretius. Ptd. for private circulation. Cambridge [U. S. A.], 1868.

Mariana.…With etchings. Worthing [1863].

Maud, and other poems. 1855. With notes and an introduction by Wordsworth, Elizabeth. (Little library.) 1899.

May Queen, The. Illustrated. 1861 [1860].

Miller’s Daughter, The … Illustrated. [1858.]

Morte d’Arthur; Dora; and other Idyls. 1842.

Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington. 1852. Ed. Leask, W. K. (Blackie’s English Classics.) 1905.

Ode for the Opening of the International Exhibition. 1862.

Ode on the Opening of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition… Tues. 4 May 1886. [1886.]

Princess, The; a medley. 1847. Ed. Allsopp, Henry. Oxford, 1910.

Promise of May, The. A rustic drama. In three acts. 1883.

Property. 1864. [Afterwards published in The Holy Grail and other poems, 1870, under the amended title Northern Farmer. New Style.]

Queen Mary. A drama. 1875.

Rifle-Clubs. New York, 1899.

Ring out, wild Bells, etc. [1911.]

Sailor Boy, The. 1861.

St. Agnes’ Eve. [1911.]

Silent Voices, The. 1892.

Throstle, The. 1889.

Timbuctoo. A poem which obtained the Lord Chancellor’s Medal at Cambridge Commencement, 1829. [Prolusiones. Cambridge.]

Teiresias, and other poems. 1885.

True and the False, The. Four Idylls of the King. 1859.

Victim, The. Privately ptd.: Carnford Manor [Dorchester], 1867.

Welcome [to Alexandra], A. 1863. Welcome, A, to Her Royal Highness Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh. 1874.

Window, The. Or the Loves of the Wrens. 1867.

For exhaustive bibliography, see W[ise], T. J., A Bibliography of the Writings of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 2 vols., ptd. for private circulation, 1908.


Lyrics and Poems, with Maud and In Memoriam (English Idyls, the Princess, and other poems).… Ed. with a biographical introduction (and an appendix of comparative readings) by Sharp, E. A. 2 vols. (Canterbury Poets.) 1899.

Selections from Tennyson. With an introduction, full notes, appendices and index, by Sheppard, R. S. Madras, 1899.

The Early Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Ed. Collins, J. Churton. 1901.

In Memoriam, The Princess and Maud. Ed. with critical introductions, commentaries and notes, together with various readings, by Collins, J. Churton. 1902.

Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With an introduction by Meynell, Alice. (Red Letter library.) 1903.

Suppressed Poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1830–1862. Ed. Thomson, J. C. (Papyrus series.) 1904.

Tennyson’s Shorter Poems and Lyrics, 1833–1842. The Lady of Shalott, and other poems. (English Idyls and other poems, 1842–1855.) Ed. with an introduction and notes, by Mulliner, Beatrice C. Oxford, 1909.

Fifty Poems, 1830–1864. Ed. Lobban, J. H. Cambridge, 1910.

Biography and Criticism

Ainger, A. The Death of Tennyson. Lectures and Essays. 1905.

Alford, H. The Idylls of the King. The Contemporary Review. Vol. XIII, pp. 104 ff. 1870.

Bagehot, Walter. Literary Studies, 3 vols. 1895.

Baker, Arthur E. A Concordance to the Poetical and Dramatic Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1914.

Barera, E. A Critical Essay on the works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. 1896.

Bayne, Peter. Lessons from my masters, Carlyle, Tennyson, and Ruskin. 1879.

Benson, A. C. Alfred Tennyson. Little Biographies. 1904.

Blöndal, S. Alfred Tennyson. 1903.

Bradley, A. C. A Commentary on Tennyson’s In Memoriam. 1901. 2nd edn., revised. 1902.

Brimley, George. Alfred Tennyson’s Poems. [Cambridge Essays.] 1885.

Brooke, Stopford A. Tennyson: his art and relation to modern life. 1894.

Cary, Elizabeth L. Tennyson. His homes, his friends and his work.… Illustrated. 1898.

Chapman, Elizabeth R. A Companion to In Memoriam. 1888.

Chesterton, G. K. and Garnett, R. Tennyson. [Bookman Biographies, no. 6.] 1903.

Chronological List of the Works of Tennyson. Publ. by the Grolier Club. 1897.

Collins, J. C. Illustrations of Tennyson. 1891.

Cuthbertson, E. J. Tennyson: the story of his life. 1898.

Dennis, John. English Rural Poetry. Studies in English Literature. 1876.

Dhaleine, L. A Study on Tennyson’s Idyls of the King. 1905.

Dixon, W. M. A Primer of Tennyson. 1901.

Dowden, E. Mr. Tennyson and Mr. Browning. 1869. Rptd. in Studies in Literature, 1789–1877. 1878.

Dyboski, R. Tennyson’s Sprache und Stil. (Wiener Beiträge zur Eng. Philologie.… XXV). Wien und Leipzig. 1907.

Elsdale, H. Studies in the Idylls. 1878.

Elton, O. Tennyson. An inaugural lecture. 1901. Rptd. in Modern Studies. 1907.

Fischer, T. A. Leben und Werke Tennysons. 1899.

Gatty, A. A Key to Tennyson’s In Memoriam. 1881. 3rd edn. 1885.

Gilfillan, George. Galleries of Literary Portraits. 2 vols. 1856–7.

[Gladstone, W. E.] Poems, 1842, The Princess, 1847, In Memoriam, 1850, Maud, 1855, Idylls of the King, 1859. The Quarterly Review. Vol. CVI, pp. 454 ff. 1859.

—— Locksley Hall and the Jubilee. The Nineteenth Century. Vol. XXI, pp. I ff. 1887.

Gordon, William C. The Social Ideals of Alfred Tennyson as related to his time. 1906.

Guiliano, A. Essai sur Locksley Hall et Locksley Hall Sixty Years after d’Alfred Tennyson. Commentaires et comparaisons. 1907.

Gwynn, S. Tennyson, a Study. 1899.

Hallam, A. H. The Poems of A. H. Hallam, together with his Essay on the Lyrical Poems of Alfred Tennyson. 1893.

Harrison, F. Tennyson, Ruskin, Mill and other literary estimates. 1899.

Henley, W. E. Tennyson. View and Reviews. 2nd edn. 1892.

Hutton, R. H. Literary Essays. 1888.

Jacobs, J. Tennyson and “In Memoriam.” 1892.

Japp, A. H. Three Great Teachers of our own time: Carlyle, Tennyson and Ruskin. 1865.

Jebb, R. C. On Mr. Tennyson’s Lucretius. Macmillan’s Magazine. Vol. XVIII, pp. 97 ff. 1868.

Jennings, H. J. Tennyson, a biographical sketch. 1884.

Johnson, R. B. Tennyson and his Poetry. [Poetry and Life series.] 1913.

Jones, Henry. Tennyson [Proceedings of the British Academy, vol. IV.] 1909.

Jurczyk, O. Tennyson. Eine kritische Würdigung zur 100. Wiederkehr seines Geburtstages (6 Aug., 1909). Englische Studien. Bd. XLI, pp. 28–69. 1910.

Ker, W. P. Tennyson: the Leslie Stephen lecture. 1909. [See The Modern Language Review, vol. v, pp. 530–1, 1910.]

Koeppel, E. Tennyson. Berlin, 1899.

Lang, Andrew. Alfred Tennyson. (Modern English Writers.) 1901.

Lauvrière, E. Repetition and Parallelism in Tennyson. 1910.

Layard, G. S. Tennyson and his pre-Raphaelite Illustrators. 1894.

Littledale, H. Essays on Lord Tennyson’s Idylls of the King. 1893.

Lockhart, J. G. Poems (1833). The Quarterly Review. Vol. XLIX, pp. 81 ff. 1833.

Lockyer, Sir N. and W. L. Tennyson as a Student and Poet of Nature. 1910.

Lounsbury, T. R. The Life and Times of Tennyson, from 1809 to 1850. In preparation.

Luce, M. A Handbook to the Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. 1895.

—— Nature in Tennyson. The British Review. Sept. and Oct. 1915.

Lyall, Sir Alfred. Tennyson. (English Men of Letters.) 1902.

MacCabe, W. G. Personal Recollections of Tennyson. 1902.

Maccallum, M. W. Tennyson’s Idylls and Arthurian Story from the sixteenth century. 1894.

MacCrie, G. The religion of our Literature: essays upon Carlyle, Tennyson, Browning, etc. 1875.

MacEwen, V. Knights of the Holy Eucharist. [Thoughts on the spiritual teaching of Tennyson’s The Holy Grail.] [1912].

Mann, R. J. Maud vindicated. 1856.

Masterman, C. F. G. Tennyson as a religious Teacher. 1900.

Matthews, C. E. Earlier and less known poems of Tennyson. 1883.

[Mill, J. S.] Tennyson’s Poems. The London and Westminster Review. Vol. XXX, pp. 402 ff. 1835.

Myers, F. W. H. Tennyson as Prophet. The Nineteenth Century. Vol. XXV, pp. 381 ff. 1889.

—— Modern Poets and the Meaning of Life. The Nineteenth Century. Vol. XXXIII, pp. 93 ff. 1893.

Napier, G. G. Homes and Haunts of Tennyson. 1892.

Nicoll, W. R. and Wise, T. J. Literary Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century. 2 vols. 1895. [See the various articles connected with Tennyson contained in both vols.]

Noel, Roden B. W. Essays on Poetry and Poets. 1886.

Pallen, Condé B. The Meaning of the Idylls of the King. 1904.

Paul, H. W. The Classical Poems of Tennyson. (Men and Letters.) 1901.

Rawnsley, W. F. Tennyson, 1809–1909. A lecture. 1909.

Robertson, John M. New Essays towards a Critical Method. 1897.

Roz, F. Tennyson. Paris, 1911.

Saintsbury, George. Corrected Impressions. 1895.

—— The Later Nineteenth Century. Edinburgh, 1907.

Salt, H. S. Tennyson as a Thinker. [1893].

Silvestri-Falconieri, F. di. Lord Tennyson. 1911.

Sneath, E. H. The Mind of Tennyson. 1900.

Stephen, Sir Leslie. Studies of a Biographer. Vol. II. 1898.

Stirling, J. H. Jerrold, Tennyson and Macaulay: Critical Essays. 1868.

Swinburne, A. C. Tennyson and Musset. Miscellanies. 1886.

Tainsh, E. C. A Study of the Works of Alfred Tennyson. 1868.

Tennyson, Hallam, lord. Alfred, Lord Tennyson: a memoir. 2 vols. 1897.

—— (ed.). Tennyson and his friends. 1911.

—— A. T.’s Works. Edns. 1898–9, 1907 and 1913.

Tennysoniana. Notes bibliographical and critical on early poems of Alfred and Charles Tennyson. Opinions of contemporary writers. In Memoriam: various readings.… Various readings in later poems. The Tennyson portraits. Bibliographical list of Tennyson’s volumes and his contributions to periodical publications. (The Lover’s Tale) a supplementary chapter to Tennysoniana. [The preface is signed R. H. S., i.e. Shepherd, R. H.] 1866[–75]. 2nd edn. revised and enlarged. 1879.>

Thackeray, afterwards Ritchie, Anne I. Records of Tennyson, Ruskin and the Brownings. 1892.

Traill, H. D. Tennyson and Vergil. The New Lucian: being a series of dialogues of the dead. New edn. revised and enlarged. 1900.

Van Dyke, H. J. The Poetry of Tennyson. [With a bibliography.] 1898.

Walters, J. C. In Tennyson’s land. 1890.

—— Tennyson: Studies. 1893.

Warren, T. H. The Centenary of Tennyson. A lecture. 1909.

Waugh, Arthur, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. A study of his life and work. 1892. 2nd edn. 1893.

Way, A. S. Tennyson and Quintus Calaber. The Journal of English Studies. Vol. I, no. 2. Sept., 1912–Jan., 1913.

Weld, A. G. Glimpses of Tennyson. 1903.

Wilson, John (Christopher North). Tennyson’s Poems. Essays critical and imaginative. Vol. II, pp. 109 ff. 4 vols. 1866.


Poems by Two Brothers. See Tennyson, Alfred.

Sonnets and fugitive pieces. Cambridge, 1830.

Sonnets. 1864.

Small Tableaux. 1868.

Sonnets, Lyrics, and Translations. 1873.

Collected Sonnets, old and new. [With a preface by Tennyson, Hallam, and an introductory essay by Spedding, J.; rptd. from the Nineteenth Century.] 1880.

Collected Sonnets, old and new.… Ed. by Hallam, Lord Tennyson. [With an introductory essay by Spedding, J.] 1898.

British Museum. Addit. MS. 36464, f. 231. Letter to C. Hobhouse. 1828.

Tennysoniana. See Tennyson, Alfred, under Biography and Criticism.


Poems by Two Brothers. See Tennyson, Alfred.

[char] Carmen Graecum numismate annuo dignatum et in curia Cantabrigiensi recitatum comitiis maximis A.D. M.DCCC.XXVIII. Prolusiones Academicae. Cambridge.

Days and Hours. 1854.

The Isles of Greece. Sappho and Alcaeus. [Poems.] 1890.

Daphne and other poems. 1891.

Poems of the Day and Year. 1895.

The Shorter Poems of Frederick Tennyson. Ed. with an introduction by C. [B. L.] Tennyson. 1913.

Rawnsley, H. D. Memories of the Tennysons. Glasgow, 1912.

G. A. B.