Becket

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Becket

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The Right Honourable J. Bryce to Alfred Tennyson: "As I have been abroad for some time it was only a little while ago that I obtained and read your ""Becket."" Will you, since you were so kind as to read me some of it last July, let me tell you how much enjoyment and light it has given me? Impressive as were the parts read, it impresses one incomparably more when studied as a whole. One cannot imagine a more vivid, a more perfectly faithful picture than it gives both of Henry and of Thomas. Truth in history is naturally truth in poetry; but you have made the characters of the two men shine out in a way which, while it never deviates from the impression history gives of them, goes beyond and perfects history [continues]."

Source

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

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Tennyson, Alfred
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Composition of text begun in Dec 1876; first proofs printed 1879, but not published until Dec 1884 (see p.193 in source).

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Accessed on 2020/10/26 14:46:52

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Tennyson, Alfred
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Becket

Reading experience
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Evidence

The Right Honourable J. Bryce to Alfred Tennyson: "As I have been abroad for some time it was only a little while ago that I obtained and read your ""Becket."" Will you, since you were so kind as to read me some of it last July, let me tell you how much enjoyment and light it has given me? Impressive as were the parts read, it impresses one incomparably more when studied as a whole. One cannot imagine a more vivid, a more perfectly faithful picture than it gives both of Henry and of Thomas. Truth in history is naturally truth in poetry; but you have made the characters of the two men shine out in a way which, while it never deviates from the impression history gives of them, goes beyond and perfects history [continues]."

Source

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

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Tennyson, Alfred
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Notes
Composition of text begun in Dec 1876; first proofs printed 1879, but not published until Dec 1884 (see p.193 in source).

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/81117
Accessed on 2020/10/26 14:46:52

Related people
Tennyson, Alfred
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