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The Faerie Queene
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hackett Pub Co Inc
Publication date November 30, 2006
Pages 480
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780872208551
ISBN-10 0872208559
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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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.



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