Faerie Queene, Book Five by Edmund Spenser
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Faerie Queene, Book Five
By Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene, Book Five

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Faerie Queene, Book Five by Edmund Spenser

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Book Five of The Faerie Queene is Spenser's Legend of Justice. It tells of the knight Artegall's efforts to rid Faerie Land of tyranny and injustice, aided by his sidekick Talus and the timely intervention of his betrothed, the woman warrior Britomart. As allegory, Book Five figures forth ideal concepts of justice and explores how justice may be applied in a real world complicated by social inequality, female rule, political guile, and excessive violence. At the same time, as historical allegory, it retells a number of the most important events of early modern England, in particular the controversies surrounding the colonization of Ireland. An integral part of the larger poem, Book Five also stands on its own as one of the most challenging meditations on justice in English literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872208018
ISBN-10: 087220801X
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 9mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edmund Spenser

Abraham Stoll is Assistant Professor of English, University of San Diego.

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