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The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene

  • Author: Edmund Spenser
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141920408
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 1248
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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.

The Penguin Classics Book

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

  • Author: Henry Eliot
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141990937
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 480
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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

The Shorter Poems

The Shorter Poems

  • Author: Edmund Spenser
  • 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 Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide

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 Analogy of "The Faerie Queene"

The Analogy of

  • Author: James Nohrnberg
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400856256
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 894
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This book combines an analysis of The Faerie Queene's, total form with an exposition of its allegorical content. Originally published in 1977. 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.

Spenser's Faerie Queene

Spenser's Faerie Queene

A Critical Commentary on Books I and II

  • Author: Douglas Brooks-Davies
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719006982
  • Category: Epic poetry, English
  • Page: 198
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • Author: Bernard O'Donoghue
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 94
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Composed during the fourteenth century in the English Midlands, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight describes the events that follow when a mysterious green-coloured knight rides into King Arthur's Camelot in deep mid-winter. The mighty knight presents a challenge to the court: he will allow himself to be struck by one blow, on the condition that he will be allowed to return the strike on the following New Year's Eve. Sir Gawain takes up the challenge, decapitating the stranger - only to see the Green Knight seize up his own severed head and ride away, leaving Gawain to seek him out and honour their pact. Blending Celtic myth and Christian faith, Gawain is among the greatest Middle English poems: a tale of magic, chivalry and seduction.

The Faerie queene

The Faerie queene

  • Author: Gareth Roberts
  • Publisher: Open University
  • ISBN: 9780335090365
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 135
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Penguin classics

Penguin classics

a complete annotated listing of Penguin classics and twentieth-century classics

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780147710901
  • Category: Literature
  • Page: 233
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Petrarch in English

Petrarch in English

  • Author: Thomas Roche
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014193672X
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 352
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Franceso Petrarch (1304-1374), creator of the sonnet form, remained for more than three hundred years the most influential poet in Europe, his works more widely read than even those of Dante. This collection contains English language versions of his poems from across six centuries, in a wide variety of translations and reinterpretations. Spanning the Trionfi series and the Canzoniere - Petrarch's empassioned sonnet-sequence concerning his beloved Laura - it also includes great English poems influenced by Petrarch. From Chaucer's early adaptation of a Petrarchan sonnet in Troilus and Criseyde to the sixteenth century translations by the Earl of Surrey, Byron's mocking consideration of the Canzoniere in Don Juan and Ezra Pound's parody Silet, all provide a unique insight into the significance of the founder of the European lyric tradition.