The Lady of Shalott
The award winning artist Charles Keeping, breathes new life into Tennyson's romantic poem. Keeping's evocative pictures tell the story of the lovely maiden, imbowered on her silent isle, grieving with love for bold Sir Lanceleot. The paperback is now reissued with a new cover. This book is... show more
The award winning artist Charles Keeping, breathes new life into Tennyson's romantic poem. Keeping's evocative pictures tell the story of the lovely maiden, imbowered on her silent isle, grieving with love for bold Sir Lanceleot. The paperback is now reissued with a new cover. This book is intended for age 7+
Publish date: May 6th 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
I read this after listening to "If I Die Young", by the Band Perry. I read both versions, but they are over all very similar. I love the way this is written, and it's so short, most anyone can easily finish it in a matter of minutes, but it really sits with you for a while.
Alongside Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, Alfred Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott stands as one of the more fascinating works of poetry from the 1800s. Aesthetically it is a work of great and simply beauty, therefore providing evidence that language in a poetic simplicity can provide some of the greatest...
No condoms in a modern story when the two participants only met the night before is something I don't find particularly realistic and it's become a bit of a turn off. But even if it wasn't, I'm a third of the way through the book and really quite despise one of the MCs.
1982I think I like it more as I get older, and see it quoted all over the place. The lines are lovely, the rhythm soothing, even if there's not much there. I think it's funny that Lancelot is described, but not The Lady.
There's a nice moment in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie which references this poem. They're reading it in class, and they've just reached the lineAnd round about the prow she wrote: 'The Lady of Shalott'.The schoolgirl, daydreaming and only half paying attention, imagines herself talking with Tennyso...