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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



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