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5.0 out of 5 stars A convenient edition of this wonderful poem, 12 Sep 2013
Spenser's wonderful poem needs no praise from me. I simply want to commend this convenient edition. It is clearly printed and not, as so often in the past, in double column. So it runs to over 1200 pages. The text is reliable and there are textual notes if you want to check a reading. It is in original spelling but this presents no problems and any occasional doubts about the meaning are usually cleared up by the metre or by checking the notes. These are not ample but they are sufficient. There is also a glossary of common words. This is not complete but it is useful.

This is a chunky volume to take on holiday but is portable, unlike the Longman Annotated Poets edition which has fuller notes. My copy was a bit battered by the time I reached the end. For a more durable copy you can get a hardback of this version; it was published by Yale University Press some time ago. It is now out of print but can be got secondhand.
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