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Description - The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

Spenser's masterpiece "The Faerie Queen", is among the most influential poems in the English language. it was the first epic in English and established the possibilities of heroic poetry in the English tradition. The author's intention was to rival, or surpass, the epic romances of the Italian poets Ariosto and Tasso through the "darke conceit" of this poem, which unites the medieval romance and Renaissance epic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140422078
ISBN-10: 0140422072
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 133mm x 56mm)
Pages: 1248
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jun-1978
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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