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The Faerie Queene, Books Three and Four

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The Faerie Queene, Books Three and Four by Edmund Spenser
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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.

Author Biography

Abraham Stoll is Assistant Professor of English, University of San Diego.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 2006
Contributors
Edited by Abraham Stoll Edited by Dorothy Stephens
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Pages
496
Dimensions
9x215x532
ISBN-13
9780872208551
Product ID
1834725

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