[Dominic Carlone has kindly shared Snatched Away in Beauty's Bloom, his elegantly designed Hallam site at the University of Windsor (from which this document comes), with readers of the the Victorian Web.]

The early Victorian writer Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-1833). Hallam was a poet and critic of infinite promise. He was the central figure in a group of intellectuals known as the Cambridge Apostles, which included among its members the young Alfred Tennyson. However, Hallam's promise was to be left tragically unfulfilled; he died suddenly of a malfunction in the brain at the age of 23.

Over the years Hallam has for the most part been consigned to the role of a footnote to Tennyson's work, particularly In Memoriam. However, in his short career he produced a fairly large body of poetry and prose of his own which has been left virtually untouched by the literary community. Though his ample artistic gifts were not given time to bloom fully, he did leave us a good deal of fine poetry. Thus, this site was created to serve as an easily accessible on-line vehicle for the reevaluation of Arthur Henry Hallam's poems. Whether you are a Victorian specialist looking for one more piece to add to the vast puzzle of that great era, a Tennyson scholar seeking to know more about the friend who influenced him so greatly, or simply a lover of beautiful poetry, this site should be of interest to you.

Last modified 8 April 2000.