Author(s): Lynne Truss
"Tennyson's ascendancy as England foremost poet coincided with one of the most significant inventions of the nineteenth century: photography. As Poet Laureate, Tennyson and those who moved in his circle became targets for the photographer's lens. The resulting portraits, by such pioneering spirits as Julia Margaret Cameron, offer a fascinating insight into an age where England felt itself the envy of the world. ..."--Book flap.