The Norton Critical Edition of Tennyson's Poetry, Second Edition, represents a significant revision of its predecessor and assimilates the Tennyson scholarship of the last twenty-five years. The texts of the poems are based on the Eversley edition of Tennyson's Works (published in nine volumes, 1907-09). Under earlier interdiction, the significant Trinity College, Cambridge, manuscripts have been incorporated here. The poems are organized chronologically, from "Unpublished Early Poems" and "The Devil and the Lady" through "Poems" (1872-92). "The Princess" appears in its entirety. Each poem is accompanied by ample explanatory annotation. 'Contexts" includes early assessments of Tennyson and his poetry by Arthur Henry Hallam, John Wilson, John Wilson Croker, John Stuart Mill, John Sterling, James Spedding, and James Knowles. "Criticism" collects seven seminal essays-six of them new to the Second Edition-on both Tennyson and the major poems. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, I S. Eliot, Isobel Armstrong, Herbert F. Tucker, Christopher Ricks, Gertrude Himmelfarb, and Robert W Hill, Jr., present their varied perspectives. A Chronology, Selected Bibliography, and Index are also included.