Idylls of the King
Tennyson, Alfred T. Idylls of the King. London, 1859. Print.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892), published Idylls of the King, a
cycle of twelve narrative poems about King Arthur, between 1859 and 1885.
They were dedicated to Prince Albert, the deceased husband of
This first edition contains the first four of the idylls: “Enid,”
“Vivien,” “Elaine” and “Guinevere.” The volume is complete with
publisher’s advertisements in the beginning of the volume and is bound
in the publisher’s embossed, green cloth with gilt spine titles.
Tennyson served as Poet Laureate of Great Britain from 1850 until his