New PDF release: A Fig for Fortune by Anthony Copley: A Catholic Response to

By Susannah Brietz Monta

Anthony Copley's A Fig for Fortune was once the 1st significant poetic reaction to Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Written through a Catholic Englishman with an uneasy courting to the English regime, A Fig for Fortune deals 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 during which Protestant conduct of inspiration and illustration have been gaining dominance. This publication contains the poem's first scholarly variation. It deals a gently annotated variation of the 2000-line poem, an outline of English Catholic background within the 16th century, an entire biography of Anthony Copley, an overview of his engagement with Spenser's Faerie Queene, and data at the book's early print heritage. large help for scholar readers makes it attainable to coach Copley's poem along The Faerie Queene for the 1st time.

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