Literary scholars have recently devoted considerable attention to the darker side of Tennyson's Arthurian poem. See, for example, John Rosenberg, The Fall of Camelot: A Study of Tennyson's 'Idylls of the King,' Cambridge, Mass., 1973; James Kincaid, Tennyson's Major Poems: The Comic and Ironic Patterns, New Haven and London, 1979 [complete text in VW]. [Return to Hunt's Themes of Conversion.]

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