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The Shorter Poems
     

The Shorter Poems

by Edmund Spenser
 

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Although he is most famous for The Faerie Queene, this volume demonstrates that for these poems alone Spenser should still be ranked as one of England's foremost poets.
Spenser's shorter poems reveal his generic and stylistic versatility, his remarkable linguistic skill and his mastery of complex metrical forms.
The range of this volume allows him to emerge

Overview

Although he is most famous for The Faerie Queene, this volume demonstrates that for these poems alone Spenser should still be ranked as one of England's foremost poets.
Spenser's shorter poems reveal his generic and stylistic versatility, his remarkable linguistic skill and his mastery of complex metrical forms.
The range of this volume allows him to emerge fully in the varied and conflicting personae he adopted, as satirist and eulogist, elegist and lover, polemicist and prophet.
The volume includes The Shepeardes Calender, Complaints, and A Theatre for Wordlings.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141939513
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Publication date:
12/07/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,165,018
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

Edmund Spenser (c.1552-1599) was educated in London and Cambridge and in 1580 moved to Ireland as secretary to the Lord Deputy. His poem, The Faerie Queene, was the first English epic.
Richard McCabe is a Fellow in English at Merton College Oxford and a lecturer at the University of Oxford. He has published widely on Renaissance Literature.

Edited by Richard A. McCabe


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