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The Faerie Queene

Author: Humphrey Tonkin
Publisher: London ; Boston : Unwin Hyman, 1989.
Series: Unwin critical library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene is among the most important literary products of the Elizabethan age, and the vast sweep of its moral, political and social concerns tells us more about the age than any other work. This volume, first published in 1989, offers detailed readings of each of the poem's seven books, along with introductory chapters on Spenser's career, and the roots of the poem in the English and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tonkin, Humphrey.
Faerie Queene.
London ; Boston : Unwin Hyman, 1989
(OCoLC)581947566
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Spenser, Edmund <1552?-1599> / Faerie Queene.; Edmund Spenser
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Humphrey Tonkin
ISBN: 0048000442 9780048000446
OCLC Number: 18351772
Description: xii, 282 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: General editor's preface --
Preface --
A note on texts --
Edmund Spenser --
Epic and empire --
Fierce wars and faithful loves --
Letter and spirit --
Holiness --
Temperance --
Chastity --
Friendship --
Justice --
Courtesy --
Mutability --
Spenser's successors --
Most poetical of poets --
Spenser among the critics.
Series Title: Unwin critical library.
Responsibility: Humphrey Tonkin.

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Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene is among the most important literary products of the Elizabethan age, and the vast sweep of its moral, political and social concerns tells us more about the age than any other work. This volume, first published in 1989, offers detailed readings of each of the poem's seven books, along with introductory chapters on Spenser's career, and the roots of the poem in the English and continental traditions. Humphrey Tonkin pays particular attention to the work's political and cultural role and its contribution to the development of Elizabethan ideology. A comprehensive analysis, this reissue will be of particular value to literature students and academics alike. - Publisher.

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