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Published: 01 April 2019

376 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526139498

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Monsters and the poetic imagination in The Faerie Queene

Most ugly shapes, and horrible aspects

First Edition

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