Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2003-11-27
ISBN 13 : 0141920408
Total Pages : 1248 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (192 users downloads)
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Download or read book The Faerie Queene written by Edmund Spenser and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2003-11-27 with total page 1248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.