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Stories from the Faerie Queen

Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)

1. Chapter 1 - Una and the Lion
2. Chapter 2 - St. George and the Dragon
3. Chapter 3 - Britomart and the Magic Mirror
4. Chapter 4 - The Quest of Sir Guyon
5. Chapter 5 - Pastorella
6. Chapter 6 - Cambell and Triamond
7. Chapter 7 - Marinell, the Sea-Nymph's Son
8. Chapter 8 - Florimell and the Witch

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Summary

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. According to Jeanie Lang, Spenser always looked for the beautiful and the good when he wrote. Lang said, "There are many stories in The Faerie Queen, and out of these all I have told you only eight." The eight are "Una and the Lion," "St. Gergoe and the Dragon," "Britomart and the Magic Mirror," "The Quest of Sir Gregory," "Pastorella," "Cambell and Triamond," "Marinell the Sea-Nymph's Son," and "Flormell and the Witch."