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  • The Structure of Imagery in the Faerie Queene
  • Northrop Frye (bio)
Northrop Frye

Principal, Victoria College, University of Toronto; author of Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake (1947) and Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (1957)


1. In what follows the debt is obvious to A. S. P. Woodhouse, “Nature and Grace in The Faerie Queene,” ELH (Sept. 1949), but there are some differences of emphasis owing to the fact that I am looking for a structure of images rather than of concepts.

2. Cf. George Macdonald’s romance Phantastes, the title of which is said to come from Phineas Fletcher rather than Spenser.

3. This detail is not in The Faerie Queene: see Colin Clouts Come Home Againe, 800 ff.



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