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Spenser's Faerie queene and the reading of women

Author: Caroline McManus
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: Linking The Faerie Queene with early modern conduct manuals, romances, dedicatory epistles, and devotional literature, McManus examines the poem's depiction of women's interpretive strategies and argues that female readers were expected to exercise considerable autonomy as they endorsed, adapted, or resisted the texts that sought to fashion them as "chaste, silent and obedient."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McManus, Caroline, 1960-
Spenser's Faerie queene and the reading of women.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2002
(OCoLC)606819670
Named Person: Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser; Edmund Spenser
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline McManus
ISBN: 0874137683 9780874137682
OCLC Number: 48375803
Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "Some comfortable and wise discourses": The Reading of Early Modern Englishwomen --
2. "How doubtfully all Allegories may be construed": Women's Interpretive Strategies --
3. "Don Quixote's Sisters": Lady Knights and Reading Women --
4. "Put on your vailes": Reading Modesty --
5. Courtship and the Female Courtier: The Problem of Chastity --
6. Chaste but Not Silent: Reading and Female Piety.
Responsibility: Caroline McManus.

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Publisher's description: Linking The Faerie Queene with early modern conduct manuals, romances, dedicatory epistles, and devotional literature, McManus examines the poem's depiction of women's interpretive strategies and argues that female readers were expected to exercise considerable autonomy as they endorsed, adapted, or resisted the texts that sought to fashion them as "chaste, silent and obedient."

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