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A great way to introduce yourself to the Faerie Queene,
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This review is from: The Faerie Queene, Book One (Hackett Classics) (Bk. 1) (Paperback)
While nearly all Spenser scholars will point you to the Longman edition for the best edition of the FAERIE QUEENE (even the editors of this edition), what makes this book (and the subsequent edition for each individual book) worth while is that it comes with a Book specific introduction, and is easy to carry around, along with copious notes--not overdone, though, just enough for good understanding of Spenser's complex allegory. But making the FAERIE QUEENE portable and easier to take with you and understand is what makes me recommend this edition. The poem itself is a testament to imaginative poetry, and a must read for serious students of Literature or the Elizabethan era.