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By Susannah Brietz Monta

ISBN-10: 0719086973

ISBN-13: 9780719086977

Anthony Copley's A Fig for Fortune was once the 1st significant poetic reaction to Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Written by means of a Catholic Englishman with an uneasy courting to the English regime, A Fig for Fortune deals a deeply contestatory, richly imagined resolution to sixteenth-century England's maximum poem. via its refined reaction to Spenser, A Fig for Fortune demanding situations a modern literary tradition within which Protestant behavior of inspiration and illustration have been gaining dominance. This e-book includes the poem's first scholarly variation. It deals a delicately annotated version of the 2000-line poem, an summary of English Catholic heritage within the 16th century, an entire biography of Anthony Copley, an evaluation of his engagement with Spenser's Faerie Queene, and data at the book's early print background. huge aid for pupil readers makes it attainable to educate Copley's poem along The Faerie Queene for the 1st time.

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