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The faerie qveene (Rev. 2nd ed)

By: Hamilton, A. C. (Queens University, Canada)(Edited by)

Part of the Longman Annotated English Poets series
1405832819 / 9781405832816
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25 cm xxi, 787 p. : ill.
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Previous ed.: published as The faerie queene. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2001. Cover and spine title: The faerie queene. Port. on inside cover.

Hamilton's edition is a masterpiece of scholarship and close reading.

The entire work is revised, and the text of "The Faerie Queene" itself has been freshly edited, the first such edition since the 1930s.

The text, itself a milestone in academic achievement, has been produced by Hiroshi Yamashita and Toshiyuki Suzuki and is now considered the new standard text of the poem.

This edition continues the excellent scholarship of the first edition; Hamilton provides exceptionally full and careful annotation of the text, detailed guidance to critical comment, and a wealth of introductory material setting the poem in its historical and literary context.

This edition also includes additional original material which includes a chronology, a letter to Raleigh, commendatory verses, and dedicatory sonnets.

A list of characters and their appearances has also been compiled by Shohachi Fukuda, listing their place in the poem and commentary on the names.

As a sign of its enduring appeal, this edition was, in 2005, awarded the Isobel Mac Affery Award by the International Spenser Society for its outstanding contribution to Spenser studies.

A. C.Hamilton is the retired Cappon Professor Emeritus at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.

He is the General Editor of "Spenser Encyclopedia".


2AB English, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, DSC Literary studies: poetry & poets

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