Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2015

320 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719095719

Bookseller Code (06)

Monsters and the poetic imagination in The Faerie Queene

Most ugly shapes and horrible aspects

Maik Goth

Published by Manchester University Press

The Manchester Spenser MUP

  • Offers the first comprehensive taxonomic study of the monsters and monstrous beings in The Faerie Queene (dragons, four-footed beasts, giants, monstrous humans, etc.)
  • Places Spenser's use of the monstrous in the Renaissance discourse of the imagination
  • Provides a new treatment of Spenser's role as a secondary poetic maker
  • Reassesses the role of the monstrous in Spenser's literary heterocosm