The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene

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This remarkable poem, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, was Spenser's finest achievement. The first epic poem in modern English, The Faerie Queene combines dramatic narratives of chivalrous adventure with exquisite and picturesque episodes of pageantry. At the same time, Spenser is expounding a deeply felt allegory of the eternal struggle between truth and error.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 132 x 145mm
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1094013102
  • 9781094013107

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A fantasy romp among knights, monsters, witches, and beautiful damsels. David Timson both conveys the fun and actually makes the poem easier to understand by interpreting it through his narration. He uses his voice richly and well to convey both the emotion and thought of the text with clarity and intelligence. He skillfully distinguishes and characterizes, especially, the male personae, sometimes using class and regional accents...Timson's fine reading...renders it as... pleasurable entertainment.

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