The Faerie Queene, Books Three and Four (Bk. 3 & 4)
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Dal retro di copertina: These paired Arthurian legends suggest that erotic desire and the desire for companionship undergird national politics. The maiden Britomart, Queen Elizabeth's fictional ancestor, dons armor to search for a man whom she has seen in a crystal ball. While on this quest, she seeks to understand how one can be chaste while pursuing a sexual goal, in love with a man while passionately attached to a woman, a warrior princess yet a wife. As Spenser's most sensitively developed character, Britomart is capable of heroic deeds but also of teenage self-pity. Her experience is anatomized in the stories of other characters, where versions of love and friendship include physical gratification, torture, mutual aid, competition, spiritual ecstasy, self-sacrifice, genial teasing, jealousy, abduction, wise government, sedition, and the valiant defense of a pig shed.
The Faerie Queene from Hackett Publishing Company
General Editor, Abraham Stoll
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.
Edited, with Introduction, by Carol V. Kaske, Cornell University
Edited, with Introduction, by Erik Gray, Columbia University
Books Three and Four
Edited, with Introduction, by Dorothy Stephens, University of Arkansas
Edited, with Introduction, by Abraham Stoll, University of San Diego
Book Six and the Mutabilitie Cantos
Edited, with Introduction, by Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex
Titolo: The Faerie Queene, Books Three and Four (Bk....
Casa editrice: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
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