Synopses & Reviews
This gorgeous new collection gathers into one concise volume the finest work by Queen Victoria's favorite poet. Whether steeped in sensuous melancholy, as in "Maud," or chivalric, heroic, and allegorical, as in "Morte D'Arthur," Tennyson's poetry epitomizes the Victorian age for which he became a spokesperson when named Poet Laureate of England in 1850.
'\"[Tennyson] had the finest ear of any English poet since Milton.\"
T. S. Eliot'
A distinguished collection of work from one the greatest Poets Laureate.
About the Author
'Alfred Lord Tennyson
(1809 &1892) published his first two volumes of poems in 1842, establishing him as the leading poet of his generation. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Christopher Ricks is Warren Professor of Humanities and codirector of the Editorial Institute at Boston University. He is the editor of six poetry collections, including The Oxford Book of English Verse.'