The Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide / Edition 2 available in Paperback
The first great epic poem in the English language, The Faerie Queene is a long and complex allegory that presents the first-time reader with many difficulties of allusion and interpretation. This book, designed as a handbook to be consulted by students while reading the poem, is the only convenient and up-to-date guide available. Religious and political contexts are explained, while the analysis of Spenser's literary techniques encourages close reading. This revised edition takes account of recent developments in Spenserian criticism, and brings the guidance on further reading up to date.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||Revised Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; Introduction to the second edition; 1. Book 1; 2. Book 2; 3. Book 3; 4. Book 4; 5. Book 5; 6. Book 6; 7. The Mutabilitie Cantos; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index of characters and episodes.