Spenser's underworld in the 1590 Faerie queene
Using a range of interpretive strategies to reevaluate episodes that portray or relate to hell, this monograph argues the Redcrosse, Guyon and Britomart are on parallel journeys that support a heightened sense of Books I-III as a thematic unit.
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