Since I have never read the extant entirety of this most celebrated work of Spenser and highly important English poem, I decided that it behooved an Anglophile and bibliophile such as myself to read through this weighty tome. I will not be heaping criticism upon it, nor will I be interpreting much of it. I just want to read and enjoy. Many notable scholarly works have been published on The Farie Queene and I will attempt to make a reasonably comprehensive list of resources during my journey. In this effort I would love to have your assistance – any relevant links are appreciated.
My motivations in creating this blog are threefold: Firstly, that I wish to increase my knowledge of this book for my own curiosity. Secondly, that I wish to keep myself accountable to finishing the whole book, and blogging is my way of exercising persistance. And lastly, I read somewhat quicker than the average person, and I take great pleasure in summarizing things for people, so it is my hope that this endeavor might someday help a confused (or bored, or lazy) student.
I had previously worked on a canto-by-canto summarization of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso but abandoned it due to my busy and volatile college years. I hope that this project will inspire me to continue work on the Furioso in the future.
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