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Spenser, Edmund 1552?-1599

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Works: 3,382 works in 10,664 publications in 6 languages and 218,526 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Literature  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Biography  Dictionaries 
Subject Headings: Poets, English--Early modern  Poets, English 
Roles: Author, Translator, Lyricist, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Editor, Dedicatee, Creator, Originator
Classifications: PR2351, 821.3
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The faerie queene by Edmund Spenser( Book )

348 editions published between 1609 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 5,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the quests of knights as they struggled to achieve specific virtues
The fowre hymnes by Edmund Spenser( )

36 editions published between 1596 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosopopoia : or, Mother Hubberds tale, versione con testo a fronte by Edmund Spenser( )

29 editions published between 1612 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Edmund Spenser : <selected> by Edmund Spenser( )

16 editions published between 1886 and 2016 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amoretti and epithalamion : the complete works of Edmund Spenser by Edmund Spenser( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Edmund Spenser by Edmund Spenser( Book )

205 editions published between 1852 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faerie queen - Sonnets - The shepheardes calender - Complaints
The works of Edmund Spenser by Edmund Spenser( Book )

145 editions published between 1844 and 2017 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poetical works of Edmund Spenser by Edmund Spenser( Book )

20 editions published between 1908 and 2012 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title vignette, engr.Edited by R. E. Neil Dodge
Selected poetry by Edmund Spenser( Book )

25 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yale edition of the shorter poems of Edmund Spenser by Edmund Spenser( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Clovts come home againe by Edmund Spenser( Book )

55 editions published between 1595 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spenser's Faerie queene by Edmund Spenser( Book )

71 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faerie qveene : disposed into twelue books, fashioning XII. morall vertues by Edmund Spenser( )

49 editions published between 1589 and 1953 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complaints by Edmund Spenser( Book )

30 editions published between 1590 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest of English poets, Edmund Spenser was born in East Smithfield, London, in 1552. He was educated in London at the Merchant Taylors' School and later at Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1579, he published The Shepheardes Calender, his first major work. Edmund journeyed to Ireland in July 1580, in the service of the newly appointed Lord Deputy, Arthur Grey, 14th Baron Grey de Wilton. His time included the terrible massacre at the Siege of Smerwick. The epic poem, The Faerie Queene, is acknowledged as Edmund's masterpiece. The first three books were published in 1590, and a second set of three books were published in 1596. Indeed the reality is that Spenser, through his great talents, was able to move Poetry in a different direction. It led to him being called a Poet's Poet and brought rich admiration from Milton, Raleigh, Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Byron, and Lord Tennyson, among others. Spenser returned to Ireland and in 1591, Complaints, a collection of poems that voices complaints in mournful or mocking tones was published. In 1595, Spenser published Amoretti and Epithalamion. The volume contains eighty-nine sonnets. In the following year Spenser wrote a prose pamphlet titled A View of the Present State of Ireland, a highly inflammatory argument for the pacification and destruction of Irish culture. On January 13th 1599 Edmund Spenser died at the age of forty-six. His coffin was carried to his grave in Westminster Abbey by other poets, who threw many pens and pieces of poetry into his grave followed with many tears
The works of Edmund Spenser : a variorum edition by Edmund Spenser( Book )

46 editions published between 1932 and 1966 in English and English, Middle and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... The Faerie queene by Edmund Spenser( Book )

160 editions published between 1751 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Spenser's minor poems by Edmund Spenser( Book )

45 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shepherds calendar & other poems by Edmund Spenser( Book )

51 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of the present state of Ireland by Edmund Spenser( Book )

23 editions published between 1925 and 2005 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poetical works of Spenser by Edmund Spenser( Book )

12 editions published between 1908 and 1968 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The faerie queene
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The poetical works of Edmund SpenserThe works of Edmund SpenserThe Yale edition of the shorter poems of Edmund SpenserThe works of Edmund Spenser : a variorum edition... The Faerie queeneA view of the present state of IrelandBut the Irish Sea betwixt us : Ireland, colonialism, and Renaissance literature
Alternative Names
Edmund Spencer

Edmund Spenser angielski poeta

Edmund Spenser Brits dichter (1552-1599)

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Edmundus Spenser

Imenito 1552-1599

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Spenser Edmund

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Spenser, Edmunde

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Spenseris Edmundas

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إدموند سبنسر

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ایڈمنڈ سپنسر

ئێدمۆند سپێنسەر

ئەدموند سپەنجەر

एडमंड स्पेंसर

ಎಡ್ಮ್ಂಡ್ ಸ್ಪೆನ್ಸರ್

എഡ്മണ്ട് സ്പെൻസർ

ဆပင်စာ အက်ဒမန်

ედმუნდ სპენსერი ინგლისელი პოეტი

스펜서, 에드먼드 1552-1599

에드먼드 스펜서

エドマンド・スペンサー

スペンサー, エドマンド

スペンサー, エドムンド

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埃德蒙·斯宾塞

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