The Faerie Queene, Books Three and Four / Edition 1

The Faerie Queene, Books Three and Four / Edition 1

by Edmund Spenser, Carol V. Kaske, Erik Irving Gray, Andrew Hadfield
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0872208559

ISBN-13: 9780872208551

Pub. Date: 11/30/2006

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

These paired Arthurian legends suggest that erotic desire and the desire for companionship undergird national politics. The maiden Britomart, Queen Elizabeth's fictional ancestor, dons armor to search for a man whom she has seen in a crystal ball. While on this quest, she seeks to understand how one can be chaste while pursuing a sexual goal, in love with a man

Overview

These paired Arthurian legends suggest that erotic desire and the desire for companionship undergird national politics. The maiden Britomart, Queen Elizabeth's fictional ancestor, dons armor to search for a man whom she has seen in a crystal ball. While on this quest, she seeks to understand how one can be chaste while pursuing a sexual goal, in love with a man while passionately attached to a woman, a warrior princess yet a wife. As Spenser's most sensitively developed character, Britomart is capable of heroic deeds but also of teenage self-pity. Her experience is anatomized in the stories of other characters, where versions of love and friendship include physical gratification, torture, mutual aid, competition, spiritual ecstasy, self-sacrifice, genial teasing, jealousy, abduction, wise government, sedition, and the valiant defense of a pig shed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872208551
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/2006
Series:
Hackett Classics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Book I The Legend of the Knight of the Red Crosse, or of Holinesse 

Book II The Legend of Sir Guyon, or of Temperaunce       

Book III The Legend of Britomartis, or of Chastity     

Book IV The Legend of Cambel and Telemond, or of Friendship    

Book V The Legend of Artegall, or of Iustice   

Book VI The Legend of Calidore, or of Courtesie       

Book VII Two Cantos of Mutabilitie  

A Letter to Raleigh  

Commendatory Verses and Dedicatory Sonnets 

Textual Notes by Hiroshi Yamashita and Toshiyuki Suzuki   

Bibliography   

The Characters of the Faerie Queene, compiled by Shohachi Fukuda  

 

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