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Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-1599) was an English poet and Poet Laureate. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is the first epic poem written in English. It is a work of English imagination coloured with some classicism. Read morePublished on June 26 2004 by Plotinus
It is a classic truism: until you get it in writing, you have nothing. This work of art is a classic you too can get in writing. And it's quite enjoyable. Beware though! Read morePublished on March 19 2004 by Mark Guzowski
For those who are looking for an older take on series fantasy, look no further. The Faerie Queene is often praised for its beautiful use of language and for the fact that it was... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2004 by PurpleKat
It is one of the great classics of English literature, although its status has been far more contested than that of the works of Shakespeare or Milton. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003
I had to read this for an English class, and I must say, it was sheer Hell. After I began to understand it, however, I came to admire Spencer's lagnuage, imagery, and wit. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2003 by Amazon Customer
The Faerie Queene of Spencer is perhaps the best known piece of English poetry before Shakespeare or Milton. Read morePublished on April 26 2003 by Jack Lamont
Spenser's the Faerie Queene is one of the first epics to be written in English, and probably the first to draw on such masters as Virgil and Homer. Read morePublished on March 26 2003 by bixodoido
I'm glad I was exposed to this work, but when my Brit. Lit. professor said The Faerie Queene was the most boring piece of literature ever written in the English language, he wasn't... Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2002 by SCGirl
Excellent presentation and apparatus for this most beautiful and profound of English epics (and I include near-epics like "Endymion" and "Paradise Regained" in... Read morePublished on July 15 2002