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Author: Ann Thwaite
Title: EMILY TENNYSON - THE POET'S WIFE
Price: 12.00 including postage and packing within the UK. Overseas postage extra.
Edition: First Edition.
Publishers: Faber and Faber London 1996
Cloth in good condition with dust-wrapper in fair to good. condition.
Description: D/J is OK, but has a crease along front top and minor shelf wear. The book is in good used condition. Ann Thwaite's major biography radically alters the story of the poet's relationship with his wife. It was as a small girl in Lincolnshire that Emily Sellwood first saw the boy Alfred Tennyson. Nearly thirty years later, in the year he became Poet Laureate, they married. What kept them apart and what eventually brought them together has never before been fully explored. Readers who know little about Tennyson, as well as admirers of his poetry, will enjoy this Biography of a Victorian wife who was determined to be fully involved in the work of the man she loved. Drawing on a great deal of unpublished material, Ann Thwaite presents a much more unconventional, energetic and passionate woman than the pale invalid lying on a sofa somewhere in the background of Tennyson's life. A remarkable woman. You will receive the book in the image. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall ISBN 0571165540
Book Reference: MC1743


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