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Spenser, Edmund

(1552-1599) British writer. Edmund Spenser was the greatest non-dramatic poet of the Elizabethan age. "The Shepherd's Calendar" (1579) is one of his most famous works. Probably inspired by his friend Sidney, it is a collection of twelve pastorals. "The Fairie Queen" is another of his famous epic works.
  1. 16th Century - History
  2. Renaissance

My Love Is Like to Ice
My Love Is Like to Ice is a poem by Edmund Spenser. Here's the full text of this famous work of poetry.

Edmund Spenser - A History of English Literature
Read more about Edmund Spenser, in A History of English Literature.

16th-Century Literature
The sixteenth century brought us writers like Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Thomas More, and other figures in literary history. But what about the rest of the world? Read more about 16th-Century Literature.

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16th Century Reading List
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Studied Barbarity
"Spenser, somewhere between Medieval rudeness and modern civilization, perversely refused to let go of what appeared to be vulgar errors, and could not be reconciled with progressive Augustan critical bromides."

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