Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2017

216 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719088087

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Spenserian Satire

A Tradition of Indirection

First Edition

Rachel E. Hile

Published by Manchester University Press

The Manchester Spenser MUP

  • Provides a fuller picture of Edmund Spenser's poetic legacy by looking at his reputation and influence as a satirist during and shortly after his life
  • Contributes to the scholarship on Spenser by offering new interpretations of some key texts by Spenser, including Mother Hubberds Tale and Daphnaida
  • Theorizes an understudied form of satirical writing, "indirect satire," necessitated by the censorship system in early modern England
  • Offers a corrective to studies of early modern English verse satire focusing on the formal verse satires of the 1590s by calling attention to other important forms of satirical poetry