This strikes me as being a very fair selection of Tennyson's work. However, the editor appears to be rather in awe of Christopher Ricks' definitive edition - so much so that it has reduced him to a brevity that almost verges on silence. So, it is excellent as a taster but, by Aidan Day's own reckoning, I cannot help feel that if you want a real edition, go to Ricks. But there's the problem - I don't seem to be able to find Ricks' edition, and in the meantime, there are cruces and obscurities in this selection that could be illuminated by some simple annotations. I really want Day's scholarship to come to bear - I know that he's got it! So why doesn't he try to beat an easier path into Tennyson for the new reader?