The Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide


Author: Elizabeth Heale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521654685
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 190
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'Aimed primarily at undergraduates, this admirable guide ought to be in every library where readers may first encounter The Faerie Queene. Highly recommended.' Choice

The Faerie Queene


Author: Edmund Spenser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 373
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The Spenser Encyclopedia


Author: A.C. Hamilton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134934815
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 880
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'This masterly work ought to be The Elizabethan Encyclopedia, and no less.' - Cahiers Elizabethains Edmund Spenser remains one of Britain's most famous poets. With nearly 700 entries this Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive one-stop reference tool for: * appreciating Spenser's poetry in the context of his age and our own * understanding the language, themes and characters of the poems * easy to find entries arranged by subject.

Illustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie Queene


Author: Walter Crane,Carol Belanger Grafton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486402746
Category: Design
Page: 137
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Magnificent collection of medieval illustrations and decorations created by famed Victorian-era artist to illustrate a sumptuous limited edition of The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser's 16th-century allegorical epic poem. Over 300 superb images — including full-page plates, headpieces, borders, vignettes, and decorative initials — depict knights, maidens, dragons, unicorns, angels, and a host of decorative elements.

The Cambridge Companion to Spenser


Author: Andrew Hadfield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521645706
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 278
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The Cambridge Companion to Spenser provides an introduction to Spenser that is at once accessible and rigorous. Fourteen specially commissioned essays by leading scholars bring together the best recent writing on the work of the most important non-dramatic Renaissance poet. The contributions provide all the essential information required to appreciate and understand Spenser's rewarding and challenging work. The Companion guides the reader through Spenser's poetry and prose, and provides extensive commentary on his life, the historical and religious context in which he wrote, his wide reading in Classical, European and English poetry, his sexual politics and use of language. Emphasis is placed on Spenser's relationship to his native England, and to Ireland - where he lived for most of his adult life - as well as the myriad of intellectual contexts which inform his writing. A chronology and further reading lists make this volume indispensable for any student of Spenser.

Spenser: The Faerie Queene


Author: A. C. Hamilton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317865642
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 816
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The Faerie Queene is a scholarly masterpiece that has influenced, inspired, and challenged generations of writers, readers and scholars since its completion in 1596. Hamilton's edition is itself, a masterpiece of scholarship and close reading. It is now the standard edition for all readers of Spenser. The entire work is revised, and the text of The Faerie Queene itself has been freshly edited, the first such edition since the 1930s. This volume also contains additional original material, including a letter to Raleigh, commendatory verses and dedicatory sonnets, chronology of Spenser's life and works and provides a compilation of list of characters and their appearances in The Faerie Queene.

Edmund Spenser's 'The Faerie Queene': A Reading Guide

A Reading Guide
Author: Andrew Zurcher
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748646310
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 232
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Introduces a Renaissance masterpiece to a modern audience. This guide will help new readers to understand and enjoy The Faerie Queene, drawing attention to its various ironies, its self-reflexive construction, its visual emphasis and the timeless ethical, political, and literary questions that it asks of all of us. The book includes key selections from the poem (each accompanied by a headnote, commentary and glosses), historical and critical discussions, teaching and learning plans and a guide to further resources in electronic and print media.

The Yale Edition of the Shorter Poems of Edmund Spenser


Author: Edmund Spenser,William A. Oram
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300042450
Category: Poetry
Page: 830
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This is a comprehensive edition of Spenser’s shorter poems since the 'Variorum Minor Poems' published in the 1940s. In the interval our understanding of Renaissance culture of Spenser’s work has changed greatly. The new 'Shorter Poems' has a double purpose - to provide a modern edition responding to the changes in our knowledge of Spenser over the past four decades and to create a text that can be used in graduate and undergraduate courses.

Spenser's Faerie Queene


Author: Edmund Spenser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Edmund Spenser's Poetry

Authoritative Texts, Criticism
Author: Edmund Spenser,Anne Lake Prescott
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393927856
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 881
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Edmund Spenser's Poetry is now available in a revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.

Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves

Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene
Author: Edmund Spenser,Roy Maynard
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 1885767390
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
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Despite all of his acknowledged greatness, almost no one reads Edmund Spenser (1552-99) anymore. Roy Maynard takes the first book of the 'Faerie Queene, ' exploring the concept of Holiness with the character of the Redcross Knight, and makes Spenser accessible again. He does this not by dumbing it down, but by deftly modernizing the spelling, explaining the obscurities in clever asides, and cuing the reader towards the right response. In today's cultural, aesthetic, and educational wars, Spenser is a mighty ally for twenty-first century Christians. Maynard proves himself a worthy mediator between Spenser's time and ours. (Gene Edward Veith)

The Fairy Queen


Author: Edmund Spenser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 496
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Stories from the Faerie Queene


Author: Mary MacLeod
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409239756
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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Spenser's The Faerie Queene is one of the masterpieces of English poetry, and certainly part of the literary pedigree that culminated in Tolkien. However, the original text is very difficult to follow for modern readers because of the archaic language and spelling. To the rescue comes Mary Macleod. Her late Victorian retelling in straightforward modern English allows one to plow through Spenser's intricate and allegorical plot. If you are planning to read the Faerie Queene, or want to understand the narrative but don't have the time or patience to tangle with an epic poem in early modern English, you've come to the right place.

Dryden; Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell

Astraea Redux. Annus Mirabilis; Absalom and Achitophel; Religio Laici; the Hind and the Panther
Author: John Dryden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 311
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Spenser's Faerie Queene

A Poem in Six Books; with the Fragment Mutabilite
Author: Edmund Spenser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Knights and knighthood
Page: 1546
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The Faerie Queene

Disposed Into Twelve Bookes Fashioning XII Morall Vertues
Author: Edmund Spenser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: 820
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The Shorter Poems


Author: Edmund Spenser,Richard Mccabe
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140434453
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 780
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While The Faerie Queene is his masterpiece, Edmund Spenser showed his supreme versatility and skill as eulogist, satirist, pastoral poet, and prophet in his shorter poetry. This new edition demonstrates the point. Included in this volume are The Shepheardes Calender, twelve poems that mark a turning point in literary history, as the anonymous author confidently asserts his faith in the native vigor of the English language; the Amoretti and Hymnes, which reveal an acute sense of how erotic and even religious love are shot through with vanity and narcissism; Mother Hubberds Tale, an Elizabethan Animal Farm; and the Epithalamion, a rare celebration of consummated desire that is offset by far darker echoes. To assist readers with Spenser's many allusions to biblical, classical, and contemporary literature, Richard A. McCabe provides an insightful Introduction and detailed notes. "Spenser is most commonly celebrated as the author of The Faerie Queene, yet had he written nothing other than the works collected in the present volume he would still rank amongst the foremost of English poets."--Richard A. McCabe, from the Introduction

The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser


Author: Richard A. McCabe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198709671
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 852
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Written by a team of international experts, the forty-two essays in The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser examine the entire canon of Spenser's work and the social and intellectual environments in which it was produced, providing new readings of the texts, extensive analysis of former criticism, and up-to-date bibliographies. Section I, 'Contexts', elucidates the circumstances in which the poetry and prose were written, and suggests some of the major political, social, and professional issues with which the work engages. Section 2, 'Works', presents a series of new readings of the canon informed by the most recent scholarship. Section 3, 'Poetic Craft', provides a detailed analysis of what Spenser termed the poet's 'cunning', the linguistic, rhetorical, and stylistic skills that distinguish his writing. Section 4, 'Sources and Influences', examines a wide range of subtexts, intertexts ,and analogues that contextualise the works within the literary conventions, traditions and genres upon which Spenser draws and not infrequently subverts. Section 5, 'Reception', grapples with the issue of Spenser's effect on succeeding generations of editors, writers, painters, and book-illustrators, while also attempting to identify the most salient and influential strands in the critical tradition. The volume serves as both companion and herald to the Oxford University Press edition of Spenser's Complete Works. No 'agreed' view of Spenser emerges from this work or is intended to. The contributors approach the texts from a variety of viewpoints and employ diverse methods of critical interpretation with a view to stimulating informed discussion and future scholarship.

Kindly Flame


Author: Thomas P. Roche
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400877989
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 236
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Scholars have often felt that Books III and IV of Spenser's Faerie Queene were loosely, almost carelessly, structured. Thomas P. Roche, Jr., seeks to show by a close examination of the text that all four books have a logical structure, and that the apparently randomly selected episodes form one complex allegory. Originally published in 1964. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.