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The Faerie Queene - Volume II. [Paperback]

By Edmund Spenser (Author)
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Studio: Barclay Press
Pages   488
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.09"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 12, 2008
Publisher   Barclay Press
ISBN  1443702579  
ISBN13  9781443702577  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Edmund Spenser was born in London in 1552, and was educated at the Merchant Taylor s School from which he proceeded to Cambridge. He wrote his first poem, The Shepheardes Calender, in 1579. In 1580 he went to Ireland as secretary to Lord Grey de Wilton, Lord Deputy of Ireland, and stayed there most of his remaining life. While at his estate in County Cork, Spenser acquainted himself with his neighbor, Sir Walter Ralegh, who in 1589 brought him to London to present three books of The Faerie Queene (1590) to its dedicatee, Queen Elizabeth. After his return to Ireland in 1591, his two volumes Complaints and Daphnaida were published in London. His marriage to Elizabeth Boyle was celebrated in his sonnet sequence Amoretti and Epithalamion (1595), and in the same year his pastoral eclogue, Colin Clouts Come Home Again also appeared. In 1596 he brought out the second three books of The Faerie Queene as well as his Fowre Hymnes and Prothalamion. In 1598 his estate was burned during the Tyrone rebellion, and he fled to Cork and thence to London where he died in 1599. He was buried in Westminster Abbey. He is considered to be the great precursor of Milton, andhis fame, denied him in life, has endured to this day.
Thomas P. Roche, Jr., Professor of English at Princeton University, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1931 and was educated at Yale, Cambridge, and Princeton and has taught at Princeton since 1960. He is the author of The Kindly Flame: a Study of the Third and Fourth Books of the Faerie Queene (1964) and Petrarch and the English Sonnet Sequences (1989). He has edited the essays of Rosemond Tuve and is co-editor with Patrick Cullen of Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual. He has also published on Sidney, Shakespeare, Petrarch, Anosto and Tasso."

Edmund Spenser lived in Lancashire. Edmund Spenser was born in 1552 and died in 1599.

Edmund Spenser has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Penguin Classics

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