The Faerie Queene A Reader s Guide

Author: Elizabeth Heale
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521654685
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Illustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie Queene

Author: Walter Crane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486402746
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Spenser The Faerie Queene

Author: A. C. Hamilton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317865642
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Cambridge Companion to Spenser

Author: Andrew Hadfield
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521645706
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Yale Edition of the Shorter Poems of Edmund Spenser

Author: Edmund Spenser
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300042450
Format: PDF
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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.

Edmund Spenser s The Faerie Queene A Reading Guide

Author: Andrew Zurcher
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748646310
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Edmund Spenser s Poetry

Author: Edmund Spenser
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393927856
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Edmund Spenser's Poetry is now available in a revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.

Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves

Author: Edmund Spenser
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 1885767390
Format: PDF
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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)