Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene: A Reading Guide

Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene: A Reading Guide

by Andrew Zurcher


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Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene: A Reading Guide by Andrew Zurcher

Designed for students who are new to Spenser's masterpiece, as well as for instructors who seek strategies for teaching it, this guide offers an innovative introduction to The Faerie Queene and its complex construction. Through a representative selection of excerpts from the poem, Andrew Zurcher lays out the skills and interpretive methods students will need to absorb key themes and techniques. He includes relevant contexts and related texts, which not only enhance the reading experience for newcomers but also help develop a rich course around the poem that can stretch into other disciplines and fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748639571
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Series: Reading Guides to Long Poems Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andrew Zurcher is fellow and Newton Trust Lecturer in the faculty of English at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Preface: How to read The Faerie Queene vi

Series Editors' Preface viii

1 Mapping and Making 1

2 Selections from the Poem 16

3 Contexts and Reception 162

4 Teaching the Text 195

5 Resources for Study 209

Index 214

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