Sonnets. By the Rev. Charles Turner.
Place and Imprint: London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1864.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 554.
Condition: Edges slightly rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 28354
Physical DescriptionSmall 8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering, untrimmed.
CommentsA substantial collection of over 100 sonnets by Charles Turner (formerly Tennyson and often referred to as Tennyson-Turner), an accomplished and prolific sonneteer (his collected poems contained over 400). In the ODNB, Roger Evans writes that this 1864 collection, Turner's second book, "reveals the influence of the sacramentalist idiom of Keble [i.e., John Keble, Church of England clergyman and poet, 1792-1866], a pronounced antipathy to current neologistic thinking, and a sensitive delicacy in its descriptions of natural forms." Charles Turner (1808-1879) was the brother of Alfred and Frederick Tennyson. Under the terms of a will, an inheritance from an uncle requested that he change his surname.
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