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2nd Edition

Spenser: The Faerie Queene

Edited By

A. C. Hamilton

ISBN 9781405832816
Published August 21, 2006 by Routledge
816 Pages

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Book Description

The Faerie Queene is a scholarly masterpiece that has influenced, inspired, and challenged generations of writers, readers and scholars since its completion in 1596. Hamilton's edition is itself, a masterpiece of scholarship and close reading. It is now the standard edition for all readers of Spenser. The entire work is revised, and the text of The Faerie Queene itself has been freshly edited, the first such edition since the 1930s. 

This volume also contains additional original material, including a letter to Raleigh, commendatory verses and dedicatory sonnets, chronology of Spenser's life and works and provides a compilation of list of characters and their appearances in The Faerie Queene.

Table of Contents

Book I: The Legend of the Knight of the Red Crosse, or of Holinesse  Book II: The Legend of Sir Guyon, or of Temperaunce  Book III: The Legend of Britomartis, or of Chastity  Book IV: The Legend of Cambel and Telemond, or of Friendship  Book V: The Legend of Artegall, or of Iustice  Book VI: The Legend of Calidore, or of Courtesie  Book VII: Two Cantos of Mutabilitie  A Letter to Raleigh  Commendatory Verses and Dedicatory Sonnets  Textual Notes  by Hiroshi Yamashita and Toshiyuki Suzuki  Bibliography  The Characters of the Faerie Queene, compiled by Shohachi Fukuda

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A C Hamilton is the retired Cappon Professor Emeritus at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. He is the General Editor of Spenser Encyclopedia.