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Selections from the Faerie Queene (The Faerie Queene Books)

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This remarkable poem, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, was Spenser's finest achievement: the first epic poem in modern English, The Faerie Queene combines dramatic narratives of chivalrous adventure with exquisite and picturesque episodes of pageantry. At the same time, Spenser is expounding a deeply-felt allegory of the eternal struggle between Truth and Error...
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Published May 1st 2006 by Naxos Audiobooks (first published November 1st 1976)
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Edmund Spenser (c. 1552 – 13 January 1599) was an important English poet and Poet Laureate best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem celebrating, through fantastical allegory, the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I.

Though he is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, Spenser is also a controversial figure due to his zeal for the destruction of Irish cultu
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Other Books in the Series

The Faerie Queene Books (5 books)
  • The Faerie Queene, Book One
  • The Faerie Queene, Book Two
  • Faerie Queene: The Mutability Cantos and Selections from the Minor Poems, Bks. 1 and 2
  • The Faerie Queene, Book Five
  • The Faerie Queene, Book Six and the Mutabilitie Cantos

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