The Faerie Queene
Publish date: January 25th 1979
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 1248
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 16th Century
bookshelves: adventure, classic, britain-england, fantasy, fraudio, philosophy, play-dramatisation, poetry, tudor, published-1590 Read in October, 2009 ** spoiler alert ** Philip Palmer's inventive dramatisation of Books I and II of Edmund Spenser's towering Elizabethan epic poem.Fast, funny and...
This is probably one of the hardest books (well epic verse poems) I have ever read, but it is one of my favorites! I had to read this book in my English literature class, and I ended up writing my final essay on the Red Crossed Knight. I absolutely adored the language in this book, and even though t...
I've always secretly thought you can like Spenser or Milton, but no both. So I guess that makes me Team Spenser. This is honestly a ridiculous book - monsters vomiting Catholic frogs, fountains full of desporting naked boys, more lovingly described breasts than erotica written, by a 14 year old bo...
When it comes to sheer reading pleasure, it is almost impossible to beat "The Faerie Queene". It has nearly everything that a reader could desire; action, romance, deep philosophical and theological meaning, allegory, pitched battles on fields of honor, blood, swords, spears...everything that makes...
Read and loved in college, but it's time for a re-read.