Sea-mark: The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

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Liverpool University Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 227 pages
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An original study of the use made by a number of major writers in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England of the metaphor of the voyage, showing how powerfully it operated, and how fundamental it is for our proper understanding of some of the best-known works of Renaissance literature.

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Contents

Chapter OneSPENSER
19
Chapter TwoMARLOWE
51
Chapter ThreeDONNE
69
Othello
101
Macbeth
117
Comedies
129
Chapter SevenBACON
151
Chapter EightMILTON
179
Conclusion
199
References
217
Index
223
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Philip Edwards is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool.

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