When was "The Captain" written ?

James R. Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California


Note 2 to Chapter 7 of the author's Tennyson's Major Poems, which Yale University Press published in 1975. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author, who of course retains copyright.

According to Ricks, "The Captain" was "probably written in its original form [in] 1833-4" (p. 605); it was published in 1865. "The Voyage" was composed ca. 1836 (Ricks, p. 653) and was published in 1864. In the case of "Tiresias," "it is probable that the poem is substantially that of 1833" (Ricks, p. 568); it was revised in1883 and published in1885.


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