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 The faerie queene
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The faerie queene

The faerie queene disposed into twelve books, fashioning XII. morall vertues

Edmund Spenser

Date: 1596

Original Language: English


The faerie queene is an epic poem in six books, each with 12 cantos of 48 stanzas each. The first three books were published as a single volume in 1590, printed in London by William Ponsonbie. These three books, together with three new ones, were printed again in 1596. Spenser planned at lea…

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Bennett, Clinton, “ The faerie queene”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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