The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140422078
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 821.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 24960
Number of pages: 1246
Weight: 816g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 53mm