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Edmund Spenser

Author Code: EESP

Born: (?) c. 1552 - London, England

Died: Jan. 16, 1599 - London, England

Educated at the Merchant Taylor's School in London and Pembroke College, Cambridge, Spenser published his first book of verse, Shepherd's Calendar, in 1579 and was immediately recognized as a master poet. He then spent a number of years in Ireland beginning in 1580. He was employed by Arthur Grey, the Lord Deputy, and also served with the English army in putting down Irish rebellion. While there, he became friends with Walter Raleigh who would later urge Spenser to return to England and publish the first books of his masterpiece, The Faerie Queen, which ranks among the greatest works in English literature. He returned to his estate in Ireland, Kilcolman, in 1591. In 1595, he returned once again to England, this time with his new wife, Elizabeth Boyle, and began publishing a number of works, including Amoretti, a series of sonnets dedicated to the courtship of his wife. Spenser returned again to Ireland in 1597 and was appointed sheriff of Cork. During Tyrone's Rebellion, Spenser's house was burned and he returned to England at the end of that year. He died the following year in financial and physical distress. His other works include Complaints (1591), Daphnaida (1592), Epithalamion (1595), Astrophel (1595), Foure Hymnes (1596), Prothalamion (1596) and the posthumous works Two Cantos of Mutabilities (1609) and Views of the State of Ireland (1633).

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
EESP001 Amoretti 1595 31 174k eBook Download PDF - 'Amoretti' (EESP001) Find a printed copy of Amoretti by Edmund Spenser at AbeBooks
EESP002 Daphnaida 1592 18 172k eBook Download PDF - 'Daphnaida' (EESP002) Find a printed copy of Daphnaida by Edmund Spenser at AbeBooks
EESP004 Epithalamion 1595 11 169k eBook Download PDF - 'Epithalamion' (EESP004) Find a printed copy of Epithalamion by Edmund Spenser at AbeBooks
EESP003 Fowre Hymnes
  An Hymne in Honour of Beautie
  An Hymne in Honour of Love
  An Hymne of Heavenly Beautie
  An Hymne of Heavenly Love
1596 30 202k eBook Download PDF - 'Fowre Hymnes' (EESP003) Find a printed copy of Fowre Hymnes by Edmund Spenser at AbeBooks
EESP005 Selected Sonnets
  The Antique Babel, Empresse of the East
  Harvey, the Happy above Happiest Men
  Wherefore Doth Vaine Antiquitie So Vaunt
  Whoso Wil Seeke, by Right Deserts, T'attaine
1592-1599 5 142k eBook Download PDF - 'Selected Sonnets' (EESP005) Find a printed copy of Selected Sonnets by Edmund Spenser at AbeBooks

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