- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Harpercollins Pb (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007355270
- ISBN-13: 978-0007355273
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,164,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tennyson's Gift Paperback – 2010
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All of the characters in this book are based on Real People from the wonderful Julia Margaret Cameron to Ellen Terry, Lorenzo and Jessie Fowler, G F Watts and of course Tennyson. Historians might quibble about the accuracy of the portrayals especially of stuttering do-do Dodgson as Truss overplays his social awkwardness and interest in little girls, though to great comic effect. The era however is evoked wonderfully.
A lesser contemporary novelist would have had Lewis Carrol solve a murder or fight vampires Truss involves him in a nosensical farce that echoes his own novel and the result is hliarious. If you are a fan of English comedy especially class based comedies like those of Wilde or Wodehouse you will love this book.