The Works of Edmund Spenser (1869)

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The Works of Edmund Spenser (1869)

S$148.00

Title: The Works of Edmund Spenser

Author: Edmund Spenser, Rev Henry John Todd (notes)

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons, London, 1869.

Condition: Hardcover, full leather. Spine darkened, some bumping and edgewear, light soiling to boards, light water stains to prelims, otherwise very good. Marbled edges and endpapers. Embossed crest on front board. A big, beautiful book, looks unread. With engraved frontis and title page.

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Edmund Spenser (c. 1552 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language.

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.

– from wikipedia.