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The Faerie Queene

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“The Faerie Queene” is an epic poem written by the English poet Edmund Spenser. It was first published in two parts in 1590 and 1596. The poem is written in the form of a medieval romance and is heavily influenced by the works of the Italian poet Ariosto and the classical epic poet Virgil.

The poem tells the story of knights and their adventures in a magical land called Faerie, which is ruled by the Faerie Queene. The poem is divided into two parts, each containing twelve books. Each book tells the story of a knight who is on a quest to achieve a particular virtue, such as holiness, chivalry, or friendship. The poem also explores themes such as love, loyalty, and the nature of good and evil.

“The Faerie Queene” is considered one of the greatest epic poems in the English language and is known for its intricate and allegorical style of writing. It is also considered a masterpiece of the Tudor age, during which Spenser lived.

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