The Spenser Encyclopedia

The Spenser Encyclopedia

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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.Apart from Barclaya#39;s, his eclogues arethe only earlier English analogue to The Shepheardes Calender. Their unifying theme ofthe problems and dangers of love is explored through discussions between older andyounger shepherds, throughanbsp;...

Title:The Spenser Encyclopedia
Author:A.C. Hamilton
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-09-02


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