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Framed in Spenser's distinctive, opulent stanza and in some of the trappings of epic, Book One of Spenser's The Faerie Queene consists of a chivalric romance that has been made to a typical recipe--fierce warres and faithfull loves--but that has been Christianized in both overt and subtle ways. The physical and moral wanderings of the Redcrosse Knight dramatize his effort to find the proper proportion of human to divine contributions to salvation--a key issue between Protestants and Catholics. Fantastic elements like alien humans, humanoids, and monsters and their respective dwelling places are vividly described.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872208070
ISBN-10: 0872208079
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 9mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
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

Carol V. Kaske is Professor Emerita of English, Cornell University. Abraham Stoll is Assistant Professor of English, University of San Diego.

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