The works of Alfred Lord Tennyson
Wordsworth editions, 1994.
Soft cover, 668 pages.
Although Tennyson (1809-1892) has often seemed to personify the Victorian age, he was a poet before it began and his poems endure to speak clearly tp this modern one. His mastery of the great variety of poetic forms and moods enables him to communicate such extremes of feeling as 'calm despair and wild unrest'; rapturous love: 'the soul of the rose went into my blood; and noble resolve:
... one equal temper of heroic hearts made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek to find, and not to yield.