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Edmund Spenser (1552–1599)

Autor(a) de The Faerie Queene

206+ Works 6,284 Membros 43 Críticas 21 Favorited

About the Author

"The poet's poet"---as Charles Lamb was to call Spenser two centuries later---was born in London, where he attended school before going to Cambridge in 1569. About 1579 he came to know Sir Philip Sidney; his first significant work, The Shepheardes Calendar, published under a pseudonym in 1579 and mostrar mais consisting of 12 "ecologues" (one for each month of the year), was dedicated to Sidney. Spenser hoped for advancement at the court of Queen Elizabeth, but in August 1580 he took a minor position in Ireland, where he spent the rest of his life, save for two visits to England. In 1594 he married Elizabeth Boyle, in Cork; the sonnet sequence Amoretti (1595) bears on his courtship, and the great marriage hymn, Epithalamion (1595), celebrates the wedding. The first three books of Spenser's allegorical epic romance,The Faerie Queene, appeared in 1590; three more appeared in 1596. A fragment, the Cantos of Mutabilitie, which may or may not have been intended to form part of the great poem, appeared in 1609, after Spenser's death. Spenser appended a letter to his friend Sir Walter Raleigh to the edition of 1590, explaining that the "general end...of all the book is to fashion a gentleman or noble person in vertuous and gentle discipline." Although Spenser planned to write 12 books in all, only 6, and the two Cantos of Mutabilitie, survive. The rest may possibly have been destroyed by Irish rebels when, in 1598, they sacked Spenser's Irish residence at Kilcolman, but it is equally possible that the poet never managed to bring his massively planned work to completion. Spenser's Amoretti (1595) is one of the more idealized sonnet sequences, and Colin Clout's Come Home Again (1595) is an allegorical attack on the taste of the court. Like many Renaissance authors, his writings extend beyond the narrowly literary; his tract "A View of the Present State of Ireland" (1596) provides a series of brutal recommendations for the colonial suppression of England's Irish territories. Spenser's complex range of styles and genres served as both a model and a challenge for his contemporaries and for later authors. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene (1590) 2,559 exemplares
The Faerie Queene, Book One (1590) 634 exemplares
The Faerie Queene, Volume 1 (1590) 145 exemplares
The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser (1908) — Autor — 92 exemplares
Selected poetry (1956) 91 exemplares
The works of Edmund Spenser (1904) 77 exemplares
The Faerie Queene, Book Five (2001) 49 exemplares
The Faerie Queene, Volume 2 (1590) 39 exemplares
A View of the State of Ireland (1633) 38 exemplares
Amoretti and Epithalamion (1973) 29 exemplares
The Elfin Knight (2010) 28 exemplares
Edmund Spenser Selected Poetry (1964) 25 exemplares
Edmund Spenser's Poetry (1968) 24 exemplares
Spenser's Minor Poems (1910) 22 exemplares
Stories from the faerie queene (1911) 22 exemplares
The Poems of Spenser (1936) 21 exemplares
Shorter Poems: A Selection (1998) 17 exemplares
Prothalamion : Epithalamion (1902) 15 exemplares
The Faerie Queen, Books I and II (1965) 14 exemplares
Selections from The Faerie Queene (1998) 13 exemplares
Amoretti (1973) 12 exemplares
Epithalamion 8 exemplares
Excerpts from The Faerie Queene (2016) 7 exemplares
Poetry Classics: Edmund Spenser (1999) 6 exemplares
The Mutabilitie Cantos (1968) 6 exemplares
Complaints (1970) 5 exemplares
Spenser's prose works (2002) 5 exemplares
Prothalamion [poem] (1937) 3 exemplares
SPENCER Poetical Works (1912) 3 exemplares
The Fowre Hymns (1971) 3 exemplares
Daphnaida, and Other Poems (2004) 3 exemplares
The works of Spenser (2012) 3 exemplares
Spenser: The Faerie Queene, Book I [of II] — Autor — 3 exemplares
The shepheardes calender (1985) 3 exemplares
Ballads of Books 2 exemplares
Stories from Spenser (2014) 2 exemplares
The Faery Queen (2010) 2 exemplares
Poems 2 exemplares
The Poems of Spenser — Autor — 2 exemplares
Sonnet 75 1 exemplar
The Faery Queene, Book 1 (2012) 1 exemplar
Selected Poems 1 exemplar
The Faerie Queene (2020) 1 exemplar
Spencer Selected Poetry (1970) 1 exemplar
Sonnet 1 exemplar
Astrophell 1 exemplar
The Histories 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas (1909) — Contribuidor, algumas edições1,510 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,267 exemplares
English Poetry, Volume I: From Chaucer to Gray (1910) — Contribuidor — 544 exemplares
Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (1909) — Contribuidor — 521 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Verse (1999) — Contribuidor — 475 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 450 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse: 1509-1659 (1992) — Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
From the Tower Window (My Book House) (1932) — Contribuidor — 267 exemplares
Poems Bewitched and Haunted (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2005) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Dragons, Elves, and Heroes (1969) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Dragons (2021) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
A Book of Narrative Verse (1930) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Modern Arthurian Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume A (2007) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Renaissance in England (1966) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Classic Hymns & Carols (2012) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Weirdies, Weirdies, Weirdies (1975) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Faerie Queene em Folio Society Devotees (Novembro 2021)
The Faerie Queene em Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (Agosto 2011)


Ths is all the Spencer we have. It contains the Faerie Queen, several sonnet sequences and a bit of prose mostly relating to the earthquake of 1579. Spencer, being consciously arty, uses the very open spelling of the Chaucerian period. There is a biographical and bibliographical essay at the beginning of the book. This collection certainly made me more appreciative of Shakespeare.
DinadansFriend | Dec 21, 2023 |
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.
LindaLeeJacobs | 23 outras críticas | Oct 24, 2023 |
One of my favorite books ever. I love how Spenser crafted his own language.
AAPremlall | 23 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2023 |
It's difficult for me to discuss this one ... Spenser was actually the first poet I "liked" after spending much of my childhood thinking poetry -- which I now aspire to write, myself -- was "dumb." Well, okay, a lot of poetry IS dumb, but then so much % of anything is bullshit (I'm murdering "Sturgeon's Law" there). I didn't read The Faerie Queene, which I *think* is still, in its half-completed state, the longest poem in the English language, until much later, but hoo-ee, is it ever something. Spenser seems to have been a bit of a shit human being (if I am not mistaken his rep in Ireland is still, uh, problematic) but what a poet. I forget who said it ... it might've been C.S. Lewis or maybe it was A. C. Baugh in his history of English Literature (which I read around the same time as The Faerie Queene) ... but next to the golden landslide of Spenser even Shakespeare comes to look a bit like tinsel. I look forward to one day going through it all again ... hope I live long enough.… (mais)
tungsten_peerts | 3 outras críticas | Mar 2, 2023 |



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