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Susannah Brietz Monta's A Fig for Fortune by Anthony Copley: A Catholic Response to PDF

By Susannah Brietz Monta

ISBN-10: 0719086973

ISBN-13: 9780719086977

Anthony Copley's A Fig for Fortune used to be 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 bargains a deeply contestatory, richly imagined solution to sixteenth-century England's maximum poem. via its subtle 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 publication contains the poem's first scholarly version. It deals a delicately annotated version of the 2000-line poem, an outline of English Catholic heritage within the 16th century, a whole biography of Anthony Copley, an evaluate of his engagement with Spenser's Faerie Queene, and data at the book's early print heritage. wide aid for scholar readers makes it attainable to coach Copley's poem along The Faerie Queene for the 1st time.

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