Book III is perhaps the most unique book of The Fairie Queene, and now you can read it in this helpful edition, updated and annotated for high school readers.
Edmund Spenser's tomb at Westminster Abbey has the inscription, the Prince of Poets. If you've read Books I and II of his unfinished English epic, The Faerie Queene, you know why by now. Written from the perspective of the heroic Britomart, Book III tells the story a warrior princess in search of her true love. Along the way she encounters wizards, monsters, braggarts, sea gods, cheats, and at the end, a deathly palace.
What People Are Saying:
"In today's cultural, aesthetic, and educational wars, Spenser is a mighty ally for the 21st century Christians. Maynard proves himself a worthy mediator between Spenser's time and ours." -Gene Edward Veith, Professor of Literature, Patrick Henry College
"Now that I have found the Canon Press series, I will not use any other edition of Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Engaging (and often hilarious) footnotes, helpful definitions of archaic language, enlightening end-of-chapter questions, a delightful re-telling in the Appendix, and a classy printing all contribute to the readability and accessibility of this edition. Toby J. Sumpter provides more than just an excellent annotation and edition of an important but often inaccessible text. He serves as a merry travel guide for our middle and high schoolers who would rather be found catching snakes than reading books." ~ Rosaria Butterfield, author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, in praise of The Elfin Knight: Book 2 of the Faerie Queene
Roy Maynard is an author and journalist who has written for such publications as World Magazine, The Fort-Worth Star Telegram, and The Houston Chronicle. He lives in east Texas with his wife, Sara, and children Calvin, Laurel, and Blythe.
PAGE COUNT: 264 pages
ISBN 10: 1-59128-095-8
PUB. DATE: June 26, 2018