The Faerie Queene, Book Two / Edition 1

The Faerie Queene, Book Two / Edition 1

by Edmund Spenser, Carol V. Kaske, Erik Irving Gray, Dorothy Stephens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0872208478

ISBN-13: 9780872208476

Pub. Date: 09/30/2006

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

From its opening scenes--in which the hero refrains from fighting a duel, then discovers that his horse has been stolen--Book Two of The Faerie Queene redefines the nature of heroism and of chivalry. Its hero is Sir Guyon, the knight of Temperance, whose challenges frequently take the form of temptations. Accompanied by a holy Palmer in place of a squire,

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From its opening scenes--in which the hero refrains from fighting a duel, then discovers that his horse has been stolen--Book Two of The Faerie Queene redefines the nature of heroism and of chivalry. Its hero is Sir Guyon, the knight of Temperance, whose challenges frequently take the form of temptations. Accompanied by a holy Palmer in place of a squire, Guyon struggles to subdue himself as well as his enemies. His adventures lead up to a climactic encounter with the arch-temptress Acrasia in her Bower of Bliss, which provides the occasion for some of Spenser's most sensuous verse. With its mixture of chivalric romance, history, and moral allegory, Book Two succeeds in presenting an exuberant exploration of the virtue of self-restraint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872208476
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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