This critical edition represents a significant revision of its predecessor. The texts of the poems are now based on the manuscripts in Trinity College, Cambridge and are ordered chronologically from the "Unpublished Early Poems" and "The Devil and The Lady" to "Poems (1872-1892)". "The Princess" is now reprinted in its entirety. Each poem is accompanied by an explanatory annotation. "Contexts" includes early assessments of Tennyson and his poetry while "Criticism" collects seven essays on Tennyson and the major poets.