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Edmund Spenser: Faerie Queene

Postby Talmid » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:37 am

Anybody know of any good online resources for studying Spenser? I need vocabulary helps, grammar tools, free journal articles, etc., to download.

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Re: Edmund Spenser: Faerie Queene

Postby Lex » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:05 am

I found this on Google Books. It might help.

Other book, that should be downloadable, are also available. Do a search on "spenser faerie queene", then go to the advanced search, and switch to "Full view only".
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Re: Edmund Spenser: Faerie Queene

Postby thesaurus » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:47 pm

Do you have access to a university library, talmid? I assume not, but if so, the resources should be limitless.

Spenser intentionally wrote in a deliberately archaic fashion (and he was already living in the 16th century!), so your difficulty with the language is understandable.

The wikipedia entry has some basic info and links to useful sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Faerie_Queene

Here is a retelling in prose that might help you understand the poetry: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/sfq/index.htm

This online version supposedly incorporates a modern rendition and glossary: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6930

Here is a wikisource glossary of words in the poem: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Faeri ... I/Glossary
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