Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene (version 2)


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Spenser planned a 24-book romance-epic consisting of two parts, of which he completed half of the first. The first twelve books were to illu…

The Faerie Queene Book 1


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"The First Book of the Faerie Queene Contayning The Legende of the Knight of the Red Crosse or Holinesse". The Faerie Queene was n…

Stories from the Faerie Queen


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A major work by Spenser, The Faerie Queen, was published between 1590 and 1596. As an allegorical work, it can be read on many levels. Accor…

Vintage Verse Rhapsody: A Poetry Collection


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A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selec…

The Faerie Queene Book 3


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"The Third Book of the Faerie Queene contayning the Legende of Britomartis or of Chastitie." The Faerie Queene was never completed…

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books


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Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Baco…

The Faerie Queene Book 2


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The Second Booke of the Faerie Queene contayning The Legende of Sir Guyon or of Tempaurance. The Faerie Queene was never completed, but it c…

The Faerie Queene Books 6 & 7


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'The Sixth Book of the Faerie Queene contayning the Legende of S, Calidore or of Cvrtesie.' Apart from Books 1-6, the only surviving sectio…

Long Poems Collection 005


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Long Poems Collection 005: a collection of 10 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length.

The Faerie Queene Book 5


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The Fifth Book of the Faerie Queene contayning the Legende of Artegall or of Ivstice.This masterpiece was never completed, but it continues …

The Faerie Queene Book 4


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"The Fovrth Book of the Faerie Queene contayning the Legende of Cambel and Telamond or of Friendship." The Faerie Queene was never…

Short Poetry Collection 003


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 003: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Amoretti: A sonnet sequence


Read by Leonard Wilson


The Amoretti (meaning little love poems) is a sequence of 89 sonnets written in the tradition of the Petrarchan sonnets, a popular form for …

LibriVox 7th Anniversary Collection


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To celebrate the 7 years of LibriVox , readers from all around the world have recorded 77 works they have selected, all of which have 7 in …

Brittains Ida or Venus and Anchises


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While hunting, the boy Anchises stumbles upon Venus's forest retreat and is so kindly entertained by the goddess that he becomes the proud f…

Short Poetry Collection 085


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of January 2010.

Short Poetry Collection 007


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Librivox’s Short Poetry Collection 007: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Short Poetry Collection 182


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This is a collection of 41 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for July 2018.

Short Poetry Collection 191


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This is a collection of 50 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for April 2019.

Sestinas


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The sestina has enjoyed intermittent popularity in English writing and translation since the sixteenth century, and this selection highlight…

Short Poetry Collection 190


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This is a collection of 50 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for March 2019.