The Faerie Qveene-1596 edition


This version of Edmund Spenser's six-book poem The Faerie Queene is essentially a re-print of Risa Bear's Renascence Editions version. The version you see here was prepared by Richard Cunningham, in May and June, 2020. It was proofed, when a need to do so was spotted, against the Early English Books Online (EEBO) facsimile of William Ponsonby's 1596 edition, originally printed by Richard Field and currently held at the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.

Please click on the Menu button to the left of the screen to proceed to the poem, and to navigate within each book of the poem.

If you are new to The Faerie Queene you will probably benefit from reading Spenser's explanatory "Letter to Ralegh".

Created May - June, 2020.