This edition has been lightly modernised so that,whilst retaining all the
essential ingredients of Spenser's classic epic poem,THE FAIRY QUEEN is
more accessible to the reader in terms of its general presentation upon the
page and its modified spelling.This carefully chosen selection also
presents the most exciting and important passages which characterise THE
FAIRY QUEEN as being a spectacular triumph of the imagination as well as
one of the most politically charged works of its day.Through it the
psychological intrigues and complexities of Queen Elizabeth's court are
transported to the realm of Fairyland,where they form part of a tableaux in
which magic,myth and latent criticism merge.This new edition will be
invaluable to students and general readers alike.

Edmund Spenser—The Fairy Queen

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