by Alfred Lord Tennyson
with an analysis by The Rev. F. W. Robertson and an introduction by Alice Meynell
The Gresham Publishing Company., c1910, decorated end-papers, hardcover
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on half title page (see photographs)
"In Memoriam" was written by Tennyson in honour of his friend Arthur Hallam, who died suddenly in Vienna, and was buried at Clevedon. To Arthur Hallam's betrothal with Tennyson's sister reference is made in several stanzas.
This poem, which England has by heart, of which our countrymen have made proverbs, has three chief characters - as a song of mourning, a meditation on the human hope of immortality, and a side-scene of landscape and nature."