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The Spenser Encyclopedia

1st Edition

Edited by A.C. Hamilton


858 pages

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'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.


'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

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