This book was the first sign of the gorgeous Indian summer which was to diffuse its golden splendours over the remainder of Alfred Tennyson's career, and to end only with his life.
Table of Contents
Chapter I Biography 1.Parentage Childhood 2.At Cambridge 3.Marriage and Poet Laureatship 4.Married Life Travels and Political Poems 5.Maud and the Idylls of the King 6.The Dramas 7.Closing Years Chapter II The Poems 1.Poems by Two Brothers, 1827 2.Timbuctoo and the Poems of 1830 3.The Poems of 1832 4.The Poems of 1842 Chapter III 1.The Princess, 1847 Chapter IV 1.In Memoriam, 1850 2.Maud and Other Poems, 1855 Chapter V 1.Idylls of the King, 1859-85 2.Enoch Arden, etc, 1864 Chapter VI 1.The Dramas 2.Ballad and Other Poems, 1880-1892 Chapter VII 1.A Critical Essay. Appendix. List of Dates and Bibliography
William Macneile Dixon was Extension Lecturer; and in 1894 he was elected Professor of English Language and Literature in the Mason Science College, afterwards Birmingham University. In Birmingham also he was Professor of Literature to the Royal Society of artists. Lastly, on the transference of Professor Walter Raleigh to Oxford, Professor Dixon received the appointment to the Regius Professorship of English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow from 1904 until 1935.