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Wanton Eyes and Chaste Desires : Female Sexuality in The Faerie Queene - Sheila T. Cavanagh

Wanton Eyes and Chaste Desires

Female Sexuality in The Faerie Queene

Paperback Published: 22nd September 1994
ISBN: 9780253208897
Number Of Pages: 240

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... very readable, lucid, intriguing study... " -Spenser Newsletter

... a very thoroughgoing inventory of the cruel male fantasies and nightmares imposed on... female-gendered figures... " -Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

Cavanagh has managed to give an almost entirely new reading of [The Faerie Queene]; it is the first feminist rereading of the entire epic, and it reshapes the contours of the huge poem in often startling and remarkable ways." -Maureen Quilligan, University of Pennsylvania

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"Cavanagh has managed to give an almost entirely new reading of [The Faerie Queene]; it is the first feminist rereading of the entire epic, and it reshapes the contours of the huge poem in often startling and remarkable ways." Maureen Quilligan, University of Pennsylvania " ... very readable, lucid, intriguing study ... " Spenser Newsletter " ... a very thoroughgoing inventory of the cruel male fantasies and nightmares imposed on ... female-gendered figures ... " Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Manliness of Virtuep. 1
'Beauties Chace': Male Responses to Women in Faerylandp. 14
Nightmares of Desirep. 42
The Importance of Being Fairest: Kidnapping and Courtship in Faerylandp. 75
'Fayre of face...though meane her lot': The Worth of Virtuep. 109
'Like an Enraged Cow': Britomart among the Chased and the Unchastep. 139
Notesp. 173
Works Citedp. 205
Indexp. 220
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ISBN: 9780253208897
ISBN-10: 0253208890
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd September 1994
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.28

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