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
     
 

Book Five of The Faerie Queene is Spenser's Legend of Justice. It tells of the knight Artegall's efforts to rid Faerie Land of tyranny and injustice, aided by his sidekick Talus and the timely intervention of his betrothed, the woman warrior Britomart. As allegory, Book Five figures forth ideal concepts of justice and explores how justice may be applied in a real… See more details below

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Book Five of The Faerie Queene is Spenser's Legend of Justice. It tells of the knight Artegall's efforts to rid Faerie Land of tyranny and injustice, aided by his sidekick Talus and the timely intervention of his betrothed, the woman warrior Britomart. As allegory, Book Five figures forth ideal concepts of justice and explores how justice may be applied in a real world complicated by social inequality, female rule, political guile, and excessive violence. At the same time, as historical allegory, it retells a number of the most important events of early modern England, in particular the controversies surrounding the colonization of Ireland. An integral part of the larger poem, Book Five also stands on its own as one of the most challenging meditations on justice in English literature.

The Faerie Queene from Hackett Publishing Company:
Spenser's great work in five volumes. Each includes its own Introduction, annotation, notes on the text, bibliography, glossary, and index of characters; Spenser's "Letter to Raleigh" and a short Life of Edmund Spenser appear in every volume.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872208568
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/2006
Series:
Hackett Classics
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(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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