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The Spenser Encyclopedia

edited by Donald Cheney, A.C. Hamilton & David Richardson

University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Dec 1990
Encyclopedias, Renaissance, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Dec 1990
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 1997
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 1992
    List Price

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Since its appearance in 1990, The Spenser Encyclopedia has become the reference book for scholarship on Edmund Spenser (1552-99), offering a detailed, literary guide to his life, works, and influence. Comprehensive in scope and international in outlook, the encyclopedia contains some 700 entries by 422 contributors in 20 countries. An index provides access to material not obvious at first glance through the main body of the book, and all works cited more than once in the encyclopedia are included in an extensive bibliography. A brief historical preface and a guide to using the encyclopedia are included. This paperback edition brings this tool within range of all Spenser scholars.

About the authors

Donald Cheney is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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A. C. Hamilton is Cappon Professor of English at Queen’s University.

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