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1st Edition

The Spenser Encyclopedia

Edited By

A.C. Hamilton

ISBN 9780415755610
Published July 31, 2015 by Routledge
880 Pages

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Book Description

'This masterly work ought to be The Elizabethan Encyclopedia, and no less.' - Cahiers Elizabethains
Edmund Spenser remains one of Britain's most famous poets. With nearly 700 entries this Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive one-stop reference tool for:
* appreciating Spenser's poetry in the context of his age and our own
* understanding the language, themes and characters of the poems
* easy to find entries arranged by subject.

Table of Contents

Directions for Use, Classification of Articles, Introduction, Acknowledgments, Contributors, THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA, Abbreviations, Illustrations, General Bibliography, Index

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A. C. Hamilton


'This masterly work ought to be The Elizabethan Encyclopedia, and no less! ... this volume is exceptional by the quality of its material and for its reference system ... a splendid work.' - Cahiers Elizabethains

'By painstakingly assembling this volume, A.C. Hamilton has performed a labour of love and a service to those who respect Spenser. It is packed with information in assimilable form and is, besides a visually handsome book ... the Encyclopedia stands as a monument to committed Spenser scholarship, and we are unlikely to see its kind more devotedly and comprehensively presented. Not the least of its virtues is that it is a pleasure to browse in.' - Notes and Queries