Tennyson and his Circle


The National Portrait Gallery’s series of compact, fully illustrated, historical guides to literary and artistic personalities and themes. Written by well-known contemporary authors, they examine the lives, thoughts and relationships within each selected group through works from the Gallery’s Collection.


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Lynne Truss


Tennyson and His Circle by Lynne Truss. Tennyson’s ascendency as England’s 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 when England felt itself to be the envy of the world. Lynne Truss’s insightful and often amusing text captures the spirit of the age through images of the famous, and provides a glimpse into the lives of a group of people crossing the threshold into the modern world.

Additional information

Weight 292 g
Dimensions 19.6 x 14.2 cm
Publisher name National Portrait Gallery Publications
Publication date 1 March 2018
Number of pages 120
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19.6 x 14.2 cm
Weight 292 g


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