Alfred Tennyson was the longest-lived of all the English nineteenth century poets but his Cambridge friend, Arthur Hallam, died when he was only 22. In spite of this, the stricken poet kept their friendship alive throughout his life, partly by writing the longest love poem by a man for a male friend ever published in Britain ('In Memoriam'). Although it made him Poet Laureate, it caused a battle to rage which has still not died down. This book offers an insight into the mindset of many eminent Victorians and makes it clear how the issues raised are still alive.
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