Release on 2013-11-07 | by C. S. Lewis,Alastair Fowler
Author: C. S. Lewis,Alastair Fowler
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This book was compiled by Alastair Fowler from notes left by C. S. Lewis at his death. It is Lewis's longest piece of literary criticism, as distinct from literary history. It approaches The Faerie Queene as a majestic pageant of the universe and nature, celebrating God as 'the glad creator', and argues that conventional views of epic and allegory must be modified if the poem is to be fully enjoyed and understood.
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.
Professor Hamilton's work, first published in 1977 and substantially revised in 2001, was the first complete critical edition widely available. The entire work is revised, and the text of The Faerie Queene itself has been freshly edited, the first such edition since the 1930s.".
Widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the English language, Edmund Spenser is famous for ‘The Faerie Queene’, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty. Spenser’s verse was notable for its premier craftsmanship and lyrical beauty, while his poetic innovations, such as the Spenserian stanza, would have a lasting impression on English literature. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of the Edmund Spenser, with rare texts, beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Spenser's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Academic text of the famous ‘Faerie Queene’, suitable for students, with line numbers, detailed contents tables and the complete extant text * Includes a glossary section for the ‘Faerie Queene’ with definitions for difficult words, aiding your reading of this epic poem * Also includes Spenser’s rare non-fiction work on Ireland * Features two biographies - discover Spenser's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Edmund Spenser * UPDATED with EDMUND SPENSER AND GABRIEL HARVEY’S CORRESPONDENCE, in response to customer review * UPDATED with traditional indenting of lines to THE FAERIE QUEENE Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Poetry Collections THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER THE FAERIE QUEENE COMPLAINTS DAPHNAÏDA AMORETTI AND EPITHALAMION ASTROPHEL COLIN CLOUTS COME HOME AGAINE FOWRE HYMNES PROTHALAMION COMMENDATORY SONNETS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction A VEWE OF THE PRESENT STATE OF IRELANDE EDMUND SPENSER AND GABRIEL HARVEY’S CORRESPONDENCE The Biographies THE AUTHOR OF THE ‘FAERIE QUEENE’ by George Armstrong Wauchope THE LIFE OF EDMUND SPENSER by John W. Hales Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Release on 1974-08-29 | by George Watson,J. D. Pickles,Ian R. Willison
Author: George Watson,J. D. Pickles,Ian R. Willison
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Edmund Spenser (1559-99) has earned the title "the poet's poet" because of the high poetry of his epic and because so many great poets, including Milton, Dryden, Tennyson, and Keats, cut their poetic teeth on The Faerie Queene. The hero of Book II is Sir Guyon, the knight of Temperance. But do not let that throw you. This is not a poem about teetotalism. As C.S. Lewis puts it, The Faerie Queene "demands of us a child's love of marvels and dread of bogies, a boy's thirst for adventures, a young man's passions for physical beauty." Toby Sumpter's modernization follows Roy Maynard's Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves, and includes similar notes that explain obscure vocabulary and references. Eat this book. Devour it. Read it and then reread it. Make its characters and adventures and lessons and images a part of your mental furniture. Be enchanted. Feed your hunger for fantasy. Exercise your faith. Test your judgment. Form your imagination. Enter Faerie Land.