The Faerie Queene
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Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
Book Description"The Faerie Queene" was the first epic in English and one of the most influential poems in the language for later poets from Milton to Tennyson. Dedicating his work to Elizabeth I, Spenser brilliantly united medieval romance and renaissance epic to expound the glory of the Virgin Queen. The poem recounts the quests of knights including Sir Guyon, Knight of Constance, who resists temptation, and Artegall, Knight of Justice, whose story alludes to the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Composed as an overt moral and political allegory, "The Faerie Queene", with its dramatic episodes of chivalry, pageantry and courtly love, is also a supreme work of atmosphere, colour and sensuous description.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140422078
(198mm x 129mm x 53mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jun-1978
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edmund Spenser
Fowre Hymns, Paperback (May 2014)
Originally published in 1907, this book contains the text of Edmund Spenser's philosophical 'Fowre Hymnes'.
Stories from Spenser, Paperback (May 2014)
Originally published in 1919, this book contains three stories taken from Spenser's The Faerie Queene.
Faerie Queene, Paperback (December 2013)
Originally published in 1915 as part of the Pitt Press Series, this book contains the text of the first book of Spenser's Faerie Queene.
Edmund Spenser's Poetry, Paperback (October 2013)» View all books by Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser's Poetry is now available in a revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.
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Author Biography - Edmund Spenser
Edmund Spenser (1552-99) is best known for The Faerie Queene, dedicated to Elizabeth I, and his sonnet sequence Amoretti and Epithalamion dedicated to his wife Elizabeth Boyle. Secretary to the Lord Deputy to Ireland, Spenser moved there in 1580 and remained there until near the end of his life, when he fled the Tyrone Rebellion in 1598. T.P. Roche is Professor of English at Princeton University and author of many books on Renaissance literature.
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