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Edmund Spenser

Poet (c. 1552 — 13-Jan-1599)


Judith H. Anderson; Donald Cheney; David A. Richardson (editors). Spenser's Life and the Subject of Biography. University of Massachusetts Press. 1996. 215pp.

Peter Bayley. Edmund Spenser: Prince of Poets. Hutchinson. 1971. 189pp.

Harold Bloom (editor). Edmund Spenser. Chelsea House. 1986. 301pp.

Leicester Bradner. Edmund Spenser and the Faerie Queene. University of Chicago Press. 1953. 193pp.

James W. Broaddus. Spenser's Allegory of Love: Social Vision in Books III, IV, and V of The Faerie Queene. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1995. 185pp.

Richard Danson Brown. The New Poet: Novelty and Tradition in Spenser's Complaints. Liverpool University Press. 1999. 293pp.

Frederic Ives Carpenter. A Reference Guide to Edmund Spenser. University of Chicago Press. 1923. 333pp.

Richard Chamberlain. Radical Spenser: Pastoral, Politics and the New Aestheticism. Edinburgh University Press. 2005. 161pp.

Patrick Cheney; Lauren Silberman (editors). Worldmaking Spenser: Explorations in the Early Modern Age. University Press of Kentucky. 2000. 288pp.

Herbert Ellsworth Cory. Edmund Spenser: A Critical Study. University of California Press. 1917. 478pp.

R. M. Cummings (editor). Edmund Spenser: The Critical Heritage. Barnes & Noble. 1971. 355pp.

Michael F. N. Dixon. The Polliticke Courtier: Spenser's The Faerie Queene as a Rhetoric of Justice. McGill-Queen's University Press. 1996. 245pp.

Wayne Erickson. Mapping the Faerie Queene: Quest Structures and the World of the Poem. Garland. 1996. 150pp.

Joan Fitzpatrick. Shakespeare, Spenser and the Contours of Britain: Reshaping the Atlantic Archipelago. University of Hertfordshire Press. 2004. 182pp.

David Galbraith. Architectonics of Imitation in Spenser, Daniel, and Drayton. University of Toronto Press. 2000. 229pp.

Bart Giamatti. Play of Double Senses: Spenser's Faerie Queene. W. W. Norton. 1990. 140pp.

Darryl J. Gless. Interpretation and Theology in Spenser. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 273pp.

Andrew Hadfield. Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruit and Salvage Soyl. Oxford University Press. 1997. 227pp.

Andrew Hadfield (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Spenser. Cambridge University Press. 2001. 278pp.

Albert Charles Hamilton (editor). The Spenser Encyclopedia. University of Toronto Press. 1990. 858pp.

Elizabeth Heale. The Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide. Cambridge University Press. 1999. 190pp.

Christopher Highley. Shakespeare, Spenser, and the Crisis in Ireland. Cambridge University Press. 1997. 246pp.

Anthea Hume. Edmund Spenser: Protestant Poet. Cambridge University Press. 1984. 202pp.

Lynn Staley Johnson. The Shepheardes Calender: An Introduction. Penn State Press. 1990. 227pp.

Carol V. Kaske. Spenser and Biblical Poetics. Cornell University Press. 1999. 210pp.

J. B. Lethbridge (editor). Edmund Spenser: New and Renewed Directions. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2006. 385pp.

Benjamin G. Lockerd, Jr.. The Sacred Marriage: Psychic Integration in the Faerie Queene. Bucknell University Press. 1987. 209pp.

Richard Mallette. Spenser and the Discourses of Reformation England. University of Nebraska Press. 1997. 289pp.

Waldo F. McNeir; Foster Provost. Edmund Spenser: An Annotated Bibliography, 1937-1972. Duquesne University Press. 1975. 490pp.

Jennifer Klein Morrison; Matthew Greenfield (editors). Edmund Spenser: Essays on Culture and Allegory. Ashgate Publishing. 2000. 201pp.

William Nelson. The Poetry of Edmund Spenser: A Study. Columbia University Press. 1963. 350pp.

William A. Oram. Edmund Spenser. Twayne. 1997. 347pp.

Judith Owens. Enabling Engagements: Edmund Spenser and the Poetics of Patronage. McGill-Queen's University Press. 2002. 183pp.

Jon A. Quitslund. Spenser's Supreme Fiction: Platonic Natural Philosophy and The Faerie Queene. University of Toronto Press. 2001. 373pp.

David Hill Radcliffe. Edmund Spenser: A Reception History. Camden House. 1996. 239pp.

Richard Rambuss. Spenser's Secret Career. Cambridge University Press. 1993. 164pp.

W. L. Renwick. Edmund Spenser: An Essay on Renaissance Poetry. London: Edward Arnold. 1925. 198pp.

Alfred W. Satterthwaite. Spenser, Ronsard, and Du Bellay: A Renaissance Comparison. Princeton University Press. 1960. 282pp.

Louise Schleiner. Cultural Semiotics, Spenser, and the Captive Woman. Lehigh University Press. 1995. 278pp.

Janet Spens. Spenser's Faerie Queene: An Interpretation. Norwood Editions. 1978. 144pp.

Bart van Es. Spenser's Forms of History: Elizabethan Poetry and the "State of Present Time". Oxford University Press. 2002. 232pp.

Gary Waller. Edmund Spenser: A Literary Life. Macmillan. 1994. 211pp.

Matthew Woodcock. Fairy in The Faerie Queene: Renaissance Elf-Fashioning and Elizabethan Myth-Making. Ashgate Publishing. 2004. 162pp.

Jewel Wurtsbaugh. Two Centuries of Spenserian Scholarship (1609-1805). Johns Hopkins Press. 1936. 174pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1379)

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.226)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.353)

  8. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.486-88)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.972)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.462)

  11. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.279)

  12. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (pp.492-95)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.25)

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