The Faerie Queene, Book Two
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Faerie Queene, Book Two by Edmund Spenser
Book DescriptionFrom its opening scenes--in which the hero refrains from fighting a duel, then discovers that his horse has been stolen--Book Two of The Faerie Queene redefines the nature of heroism and of chivalry. Its hero is Sir Guyon, the knight of Temperance, whose challenges frequently take the form of temptations. Accompanied by a holy Palmer in place of a squire, Guyon struggles to subdue himself as well as his enemies. His adventures lead up to a climactic encounter with the arch-temptress Acrasia in her Bower of Bliss, which provides the occasion for some of Spenser's most sensuous verse. With its mixture of chivalric romance, history, and moral allegory, Book Two succeeds in presenting an exuberant exploration of the virtue of self-restraint.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872208483
(215mm x 9mm x mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Edmund Spenser
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Originally published in 1907, this book contains the text of Edmund Spenser's philosophical 'Fowre Hymnes'.
Stories from Spenser, Paperback (May 2014)
Originally published in 1919, this book contains three stories taken from Spenser's The Faerie Queene.
Faerie Queene, Paperback (December 2013)
Originally published in 1915 as part of the Pitt Press Series, this book contains the text of the first book of Spenser's Faerie Queene.
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Author Biography - Edmund Spenser
Abraham Stoll is Assistant Professor of English, University of San Diego.
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