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Reading the Renaissance

A Listmania! list by Roman Clodia (London)
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The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)
1.  The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics) by Thomas Wyatt
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  "A diplomat and courtier at Henry VIII's court, Wyatt is one of the poets who created the English literary Renaissance. Haunting, passionate, searingly vindictive, possibly the lover of Anne Boleyn."
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The Faerie Queene (Penguin Classics)
2.  The Faerie Queene (Penguin Classics) by Edmund Spenser
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  "Straddles the medieval and renaissance periods with this magisterial chivalric poem, worth reading for the sheer story-telling, and you can ignore the allegory if you wish."
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (The Old Arcadia) (Oxford World's Classics)
3.  The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (The Old Arcadia) (Oxford World's Classics) by Sir Philip Sidney
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  "Sidney is the mythic 'Renaissance man', and this is probably his most accessible work. But beneath the playfulness and sheer delight is a serious message too."
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Sir Philip Sidney: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics)
4.  Sir Philip Sidney: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) by Philip Sidney
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  "Contains Sidney's Defence of Poetry and the witty, tender, infuriating and fascinating sonnet sequence Astrophil & Stella"
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The Complete English Poems (Penguin Classics)
5.  The Complete English Poems (Penguin Classics) by John Donne
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  "Erudite and yet playful, witty and erotic, Donne pushes love poetry to its limits."
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The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Sonnets and Poems (Oxford World's Classics)
6.  The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Sonnets and Poems (Oxford World's Classics) by William Shakespeare
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  "Less well-known than the plays, Shakespeare's sonnets respond to Sidney and Donne's versions of erotic love, playing, inverting and contesting."
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The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works
7.  The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works by William Shakespeare
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  "Amazing price for the essential Renaissance reader, brought up to date by the always reliable Bate."
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The Complete Plays (Penguin Classics)
8.  The Complete Plays (Penguin Classics) by Christopher Marlowe
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  "The other hugely popular Renaissance playwright..."
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Renaissance Women Poets: Isabella Whitney, Mary Sidney and Aemilia Lanyer (Penguin Classics)
9.  Renaissance Women Poets: Isabella Whitney, Mary Sidney and Aemilia Lanyer (Penguin Classics) by Aemilia Lanyer
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  "Poetry from Sidney's sister Mary, and Lanyer, possibly Shakespeare's Dark Lady (or not...)"
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The Book of the Courtier (Classics)
10.  The Book of the Courtier (Classics) by Baldesar Castiglione
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  "The book that underpins so much of the courtly love tradition that exists in Renaissance literature."
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The Heptameron (Classics)
11.  The Heptameron (Classics) by Marguerite De Navarre
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  "Written (possibly...) by Francis I's sister Marguerite, this updates Boccaccio as the French court debate erotic love from male and female views."
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Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)
12.  Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) by Pierre Ronsard
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  "A little-read poet but an important one who influences English love poetry"
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