Item description for Selections from The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser & John Moffatt...
"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.
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Studio: Naxos of America
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 5" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Publisher Naxos of America
ISBN 962634377X ISBN13 9789626343777
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More About Edmund Spenser & John Moffatt
Edmund Spenser (c.1552-1599) was educated in London and Cambridge and in 1580 moved to Ireland as secretary to the Lord Deputy. His poem, The Faerie Queene, was the first English epic. Richard McCabe is a Fellow in English at Merton College Oxford and a lecturer at the University of Oxford. He has published widely on Renaissance Literature.
Edmund Spenser lived in Lancashire. Edmund Spenser was born in 1552 and died in 1599.
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Selections from The Faerie Queene review May 12, 2007
I thought the reader did an excellent job. I had listened to the Canterbury Tales and I liked this even better. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in poetry. I think it is a must read or listen as the case may be.
Not an Unabridged Edition May 9, 2006
This three CD set (ISBN: 962634377X, Naxos 2006) is not unabridged. It appears, in fact to be a re-issue of the 1998 Naxos three CD set (ISBN: 9626341599). It is, however very well done, beautifully read by John Moffat.