1st Edition

The Spenser Encyclopedia

Edited By A.C. Hamilton Copyright 1991
    880 Pages
    by Routledge

    880 Pages
    by Routledge

    '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.

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


    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