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The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
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Jun 24, 2010

really liked it
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Thus far I've only completed the first cycle, detailing the Redcrosse Knight's trial by fire. I am, however, completely enraptured and delighted. Spenser's linguistic style, which hearkens back to Middle English spellings and structure despite being Modern English, has always charmed me, and the extent to which his characters are indentifiable true *characters* despite being pawns in an allegory is impressive. It may take me quite some time, but I am very interested in reading the whole of this romance.
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07/06 page 205
16.0% "Canto II, Book I"
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