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The Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide epub

by Elizabeth Heale


The Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide epub

ISBN: 0521303869

ISBN13: 978-0521303866

Author: Elizabeth Heale

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (June 26, 1987)

Pages: 200 pages

ePUB book: 1549 kb

FB2 book: 1842 kb

Rating: 4.4

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Aimed primarily at undergraduates, this admirable guide ought to be in every library where readers may first encounter The Faerie Queene.

It is a long and complex allegory, which presents the first-time reader with many difficulties of allusion and interpretation. This book is the only convenient and up-to-date guide to Spenser's poem, and is designed as a handbook to be consulted by students while reading the poem. Aimed primarily at undergraduates, this admirable guide ought to be in every library where readers may first encounter The Faerie Queene.

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Faerie Queene: A Reader's Guide. It is a long and complex allegory, which presents the first-time reader with many difficulties of allusion and interpretation. Each chapter is devoted to a separate book of the poem, and sub-sections treat particular episodes or sequences of episodes in detail.

The Faerie Queene: A Read. has been added to your Cart. Religious and political contexts ar e explained, while the analysis of Spenser's literary techniques encourages close reading

An intimate relation exists between the history of the English nation and the works of English authors.

An intimate relation exists between the history of the English nation and the works of English authors

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The Faerie Queene study guide contains a biography of Edmund Spenser, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz . The climax of Book 1 occurs with the battle between Redcrosse and the dragon.

The Faerie Queene study guide contains a biography of Edmund Spenser, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. The dragon, of course, is an image of Satan from Revelation, and its siege of Una’s parent’s castle is a general statement of the state of Christianity in a ed world, and a specific criticism of the Catholic Church’s stranglehold over the political and historical ancestors of Protestantism (both in the Holy Land and in England herself).

The Faerie Queene is an English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. Books I–III were first published in 1590, and then republished in 1596 together with books IV–VI.

The Faerie Queene is the first great epic poem in the English language. It is along and complex allegory which presents the first time reader with many difficulties of allusion and interpretation. This volume is the only convenient and up-to-date guide to Spencer's poem, and is designed as a handbook to be consulted by students while reading the poem. Each chapter is devoted to a separate book of the poem, and sub-sections treat particular episodes or sequences of episodes in detail. Dr Heale considers fully the religious and political context, and pays due attention to the variety of Spencer's literary techniques. She encourages close reading of the poem and a lively awareness of both its rich detail and the intricate interrelation of its episodes.
This is a difficult poem. It's interesting how archaic Spenser's language seems, considering that he was a contemporary of the much more modern-sounding Shakespeare. Of course, there is a deliberately nostalgic tone to the "Fairie Queene," which harkens back to an idealized medieval past. The influence of Middle English poetry -- particularly Chaucer and "Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight" -- is palpable.
I shall try it again in time. The lushness of Spenser's language is at times delightful, and it's also illuminating to see the way pagan and Christian imagery vie for power in the narrative. The structure seems a bit rambling; compared to the precision of (for instance) "Paradise Lost," "The Fairie Queene" requires rather more patience of the reader.
Edmund Spencer's Faerie Queene is a dense and compelling moral pageant. Unfortunately, it's also written in middle english with layers of metaphor so thick you couldn't peel them off with a snowplow. It's a good book for anyone who likes learning new languages, and a fine read if you enjoy writing from that era, but don't go about it if you don't have the patience for it and a set of Cliff's Notes near at hand. (pause) Did they even do Cliff's Notes for Faerie Queene? (shrug) No matter. Read it anyway.