Versatile selection of 90 poets in 200 pages. More poets in fewer pages than any other anthology. Includes a wide range of significant poems: major, controversial, socially involved, militant, satirical, children's verse. The selection reflects the changing poetical taste, favouring shorter, more modern poems instead of the longer ones, reminiscent of the Romantic tradition. It provides all the necessary tools a newcomer to Victorian poetry needs: an excellent introduction, a chronology of the time, all the great poems arranged in chronological order.