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I last read "The Faerie Queene" more than fortyfive years ago in a college English class, and then only in snippets.
I felt that now was the time to read the poem in its entirety, and what a treat it has been.


The poem consists of seven books (the last being foreshortened to only two cantos) of twelve cantos each.
Each canto contains about fifty stanzas, the total work running to more than 400 pages.
Each stanza is constructed as, appropriately named, a Spenserian Stanza with the nineline rhyme scheme ababbcbcc, the first eight lines being in iambic pentameter and the final in iambic hexameter.
Within this sche 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 life worth living.
And it is all wrapped in some of the most beautiful language ever to be set down in the English tongue.
Spenser was a master of English, and you can sense that he wrote for the joy and pleasure of shaping words, molding them, positioning them just so, and we, the readers, can bask in his joy.


More to come.
.
.
A Note on the Text
Table of Dates
Further Reading

A Letter of the Authors Expounding His Whole Intention in the Course of this Worke: Which For that it Giveth Great Light to the Reader, for the Better Vnderstanding is Hereunto Annexed

Commendatory Verses
Dedicatory Sonnets

The Faerie Queene

Textual Appendix
Notes
Common Words This has been my baby for the last two years.
The only time I've really, badly procrastinated for two years on something I need to get done.
Like the guilty, feelyucky procrastination.
Somehow the first two books didn't click.
Each canto took forever to finish, and there are twelve cantos per book, and 6 books for the whole Faerie Queene, so.
.
.
you get the idea.


I took it to election working.
I tried reading it on the computer.
None of the methods stuck for long, but I still had fun along the way.
I loved all the reactions from various people.
The army veteran who remembered reading The Faerie Queene in highschool.
The stylish older lady who rolled her eyes at the bad memories.
The howls of laughter from my family every time I read another lofty, unintelligible stanza about virtue's decline in the modern world.
The time my brother as How astonishing is the literary fecundity of England's Elizabethan AgeSpenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, the list can go on and on.
I last read "The Faerie Queene" more than fortyfive years ago in a college English class, and then only in snippets.
I felt that now was the time to read the poem in its entirety, and what a treat it has been.


The poem consists of seven books (the last being foreshortened to only two cantos) of twelve cantos each.
Each canto contains about fifty stanzas, the total work running to more than 400 pages.
Each stanza is constructed as, appropriately named, a Spenserian Stanza with the nineline rhyme scheme ababbcbcc, the first eight lines being in iambic pentameter and the final in iambic hexameter.
Within this sche 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 life worth living.
And it is all wrapped in some of the most beautiful language ever to be set down in the English tongue.
Spenser was a master of English, and you can sense that he wrote for the joy and pleasure of shaping words, molding them, positioning them just so, and we, the readers, can bask in his joy.


More to come.
.
.
A Note on the Text
Table of Dates
Further Reading

A Letter of the Authors Expounding His Whole Intention in the Course of this Worke: Which For that it Giveth Great Light to the Reader, for the Better Vnderstanding is Hereunto Annexed

Commendatory Verses
Dedicatory Sonnets

The Faerie Queene

Textual Appendix
Notes
Common Words This has been my baby for the last two years.
The only time I've really, badly procrastinated for two years on something I need to get done.
Like the guilty, feelyucky procrastination.
Somehow the first two books didn't click.
Each canto took forever to finish, and there are twelve cantos per book, and 6 books for the whole Faerie Queene, so.
.
.
you get the idea.


I took it to election working.
I tried reading it on the computer.
None of the methods stuck for long, but I still had fun along the way.
I loved all the reactions from various people.
The army veteran who remembered reading The Faerie Queene in highschool.
The stylish older lady who rolled her eyes at the bad memories.
The howls of laughter from my family every time I read another lofty, unintelligible stanza about virtue's decline in the modern world.
The time my brother as

I first really read this poem in graduate school with a teacher so superb he made Spenser, Milton, Donne, Herbert, and Marvell exciting.
They are still among my favorite poets.


Faerie Queene is Spenser's richly imaginative 16thcentury epic poem depicting the education/spiritual growth of the Redcrosse Knight.
In Spenser's epic being able to distinguish between good and evil, true and false becomes imperative, but difficult in a landscape that is deceptive and illusory.


Spenser's landscapes metamorphose to slowly reveal the truths behind the illusive exteriors.
For example, shortly after defeating the monster Errour, Redcrosse meets an "Aged Sire" whose show of devotion the knight finds completely convincing.
His cottage, where Redcrosse and his companions take shelter for the night, similarly appears to be a humble, innocent dwelling:
originally wrote the review).


I read this (in a different edition, without notes and which preserved the Elizabethean spellings) as part of my course preparation for teaching British Literature when we were home schooling our girls, and found it a challenging though not unrewarding read.
The quaint spellings and archaic diction and vocabulary require slow and careful reading to mentally translate.
Fully enjoying the work as Spenser originally intended is difficult (if not impossible), first because it's only half finished; he completed only six of the projected dozen "books" that make up the whole, which plays havoc with developing a completed storyline.
Second, the narrative the poet relates isn La Reine Des Fes Wikipdia The Faerie Queene Spenser, Edmund Livres The Faerie Queene Is An Incomplete English Epic Poem By Edmund Spenser The First Half Was Published In , And A Second Installment Was Published InThe Faerie Queene Is Notable For Its Form It Is One Of The Longest Poems In The English Language And The Origin Of A Verse Form That Came To Be Known As Spenserian StanzaThe Faerie Queene Livres NotRetrouvez The Faerie Queene Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion The Faerie Queene YouTube The Faerie Queeneis An Englishepic PoembyEdmund Spenser books I III Were First Published In , And Then Republished Intogether With books IV VI The Faerie Queene Study Guide GradeSaver The Faerie Queene Was Written Over The Course Of About A Decade By Edmund Spenser He Published The First Three books In , Then The Next Four books Plus Revisions To The First Three InIt Was originally Intended To Be Twelve books Long, With Each Book Detailing A Specific Christian Virtue In Its Central Character When He Presented The First Three books At The Court Of Queen Elizabeth, Spenser The Faerie Queene Work By Spenser Britannica The Faerie Queene, One Of The Great Long Poems In The English Language, Written In The Th Century By Edmund Spenser As originally Conceived, The Poem Was To Have Been A Religious Moral Political Allegory Inbooks, Each Consisting Of The Adventures Of A Knight Representing A Particular Moral Virtue Book I, For Example, Recounts The Legend Of The Red Cross Knight , Or Holiness The Faerie Queene Study Guide SparkNotes The Faerie Queene Is An English Epic Poem By Edmund Spenser That Was First Published InSummary read An Overview Of The Entire Poem Or A Line By Line Summary And Analysis Why Is The Faerie Queene Important Study Edmund Spenser S The Faerie Queene Is Important For Two Main Reasons First, The Poem Is Considered One Of The Great Examples Of English Epic Poetry The Poem S Ambition, In This Regard, IsThe Faerie Queene Duality And Doubling Shmoop An Important Part Of The Narrative Structure Of The Faerie Queene Is The Prominence Of Characters That Find Themselves Doubled, Mirrored, Or Copied Weird, We Know, But Also Kind Of Interesting Some place Ariosto above Dante because he tempers his ridiculously erratic romanticism with remarkable satire, joie de vivre, and a gently sloping concession to an ending.
While both Ariosto's and Spenser's works are longwinded, Spenser never overcomes the need for vindication which gradually grew out of this work.
This desperation precluded the lightheartedness that buoyed Ariosto's lengthy tale.


The more one reads The Faerie Queene, the more one begins to respect Liz's desire to keep this man at kingdom's length; like so many naively obsessed stalkers of this latter age, Spenser never develops the external analysis necessary either for receiving signals nor finding wit.


He has certainly learned well his lessons from Milton, Homer, Dan Book 1 is among the most epic things ever written in the English language, or perhaps any language.
books 2, 3, and 4, while good, aren’t nearly as memorable (that’s probably an uncultured opinion, but so be it).


One day I’ll return and finish books 5 and 6, but for now, I’m moving on to Moby Dick.
Update: I finally finished the whole book and most especially loved the Book 7 fragment.
Diana/Cynthia, the moon.
Right up my alley and so beautifully written.
A lifelong desire fulfilled.




Now I am starting to enjoy and understand the language much quicker.
This section especially reminded me of Monty Python with the cutting off of arms and other flesh wounds.
:)

This review is for Book 5 but the edition changed here midstream.




Note, April 24, 2019: I edited this just now to insert spoiler tags in a couple of places (I don't think Goodreads provided that option at the time I originally wrote the review).


I read this (in a different edition, without notes and which preserved the Elizabethean spellings) as part of my course preparation for teaching British Literature when we were home schooling our girls, and found it a challenging though not unrewarding read.
The quaint spellings and archaic diction and vocabulary require slow and careful reading to mentally translate.
Fully enjoying the work as Spenser originally intended is difficult (if not impossible), first because it's only half finished; he completed only six of the projected dozen "books" that make up the whole, which plays havoc with developing a completed storyline.
Second, the narrative the poet relates isn

I first really read this poem in graduate school with a teacher so superb he made Spenser, Milton, Donne, Herbert, and Marvell exciting.
They are still among my favorite poets.


Faerie Queene is Spenser's richly imaginative 16thcentury epic poem depicting the education/spiritual growth of the Redcrosse Knight.
In Spenser's epic being able to distinguish between good and evil, true and false becomes imperative, but difficult in a landscape that is deceptive and illusory.


Spenser's landscapes metamorphose to slowly reveal the truths behind the illusive exteriors.
For example, shortly after defeating the monster Errour, Redcrosse meets an "Aged Sire" whose show of devotion the knight finds completely convincing.
His cottage, where Redcrosse and his companions take shelter for the night, similarly appears to be a humble, innocent dwelling:
While both Ariosto's and Spenser's works are longwinded, Spenser never overcomes the need for vindication which gradually grew out of this work.
This desperation precluded the lightheartedness that buoyed Ariosto's lengthy tale.


The more one reads The Faerie Queene, the more one begins to respect Liz's desire to keep this man at kingdom's length; like so many naively obsessed stalkers of this latter age, Spenser never develops the external analysis necessary either for receiving signals nor finding wit.


He has certainly learned well his lessons from Milton, Homer, Dan Book 1 is among the most epic things ever written in the English language, or perhaps any language.
books 2, 3, and 4, while good, aren’t nearly as memorable (that’s probably an uncultured opinion, but so be it).


One day I’ll return and finish books 5 and 6, but for now, I’m moving on to Moby Dick.
Update: I finally finished the whole book and most especially loved the Book 7 fragment.
Diana/Cynthia, the moon.
Right up my alley and so beautifully written.
A lifelong desire fulfilled.




Now I am starting to enjoy and understand the language much quicker.
This section especially reminded me of Monty Python with the cutting off of arms and other flesh wounds.
:)

This review is for Book 5 but the edition changed here midstream.


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