Category Archives: Excellence in Literature: The Curriculum

The Age Which Produced The Faerie Queene

The Age Which Produced The Faerie Queene  By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College The study of the Faerie Queene should be preceded by a review of the great age in which it was written. An … Continue reading

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Study of The Faerie Queene

Study of The Faerie Queene By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College A Romantic Epic Influence of the New Learning Interpretation of the Allegory The Spenserian Stanza Versification Diction and Style 1. A ROMANTIC EPIC.—The Faerie … Continue reading

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Spenser Chronological Table of Events

What happened during the lifetime of Edmund Spenser (1552-1599), the author of The Faerie Queene? Learn more about this writer and put his life in context with the chart below. Chronological Table of Events By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor … Continue reading

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Edmund Spenser Author of The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser: The Author of The Faerie Queene By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College Edmund Spenser was born in London near the Tower in the year 1552. His parents were poor, though they were probably … Continue reading

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T. S. Eliot Biography

This biography of T.S. Eliot comes from the Yale Modernism Lab, where you’ll find a wealth of resources about modernist writers in the years 1914-1926. You can view their original works and find out how they influenced each other; search … Continue reading

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George Orwell Resources

Would you like to learn more about George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four? George Orwell (1903-1950) was the pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, an English novelist whose work is known for clarity, intelligence, and wit, as well … Continue reading

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography

Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) by Dr. Ann Woodlief Waldo Emerson is truly the center of the American transcendental movement, setting out most of its ideas and values in a little book, Nature, published in 1836, that represented at least … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis Biography

C. S. Lewis: Minibiography and Author’s Bibliography by Dr. Bruce Edwards Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 29, 1898, Clive Staples (“Jack”) Lewis was reared in a peculiarly bookish home, one in which the reality he found on the … Continue reading

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Henry David Thoreau Biography

Henry David Thoreau Biography by Dr. Ann Woodlief Henry David Thoreau was a complex man of many talents who worked hard to shape his craft and his life, seeing little difference between them. Born in 1817, one of his first … Continue reading

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Bulfinch’s Mythology Tales

Enjoy these tales from Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, by Thomas Bulfinch. Cupid and Psyche Pygmalion and Galatea Daedalus and Icarus Related Content:Pygmalion and Galatea Legend told by Thomas Bulfinch Legend of Pygmalion and Galatea as told by Thomas … Continue reading

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