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The Charge of the Light Brigade

Alfred Tennyson was a famous British Victorian poet who was deeply impressed by the heroism of British soldiers at the 1854 Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War.  He wanted to honor the men’s courage, even though their blundering generals had ordered them to fight a suicidal battle.  The result was Tennyson’s stirring poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade.”  (This poem is to be distinguished from Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Heavy Brigade.”)  

Call Numbers for Searching  the Shelves

  • PR5550-PR5588

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.).  Modern Critical Views: Alfred, Lord Tennyson. 1985.

                   Call Number:  PR5588 .A44 1985

  • Buckley, Jerome. Tennyson: The Growth of a Poet. 1965.

                  Call Number: PR5581 .B8 1965

  • Roberts, Adam (Ed.). Alfred Tennyson. 2000.

                  Call Number: PR5588 .A45 2000

LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Charge of the Light Brigade (Keywords Anywhere)
  • Tennyson, Alfred (Subject Keywords)

Reference Materials

  • Masterplots II: Poetry Series. Call Number: REF PN1110 .5 .M37 2002

o   Vol. 2, pg. 692-694

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. -  Call Number: REF PN761 .N5

o   Vol. 30, pgs. 223, 280, 286, 294, 296-299

  • Poetry for Students. -  Call Number: REF PN1112 .P752

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 1-16

Electronic Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • JSTOR
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online card catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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