Sea-mark: The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

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Liverpool University Press, 1997 M01 1 - 227 pages
This study explores the many different functions of the voyage metaphor in the work of major writers of the 16th and 17th century - Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, Bacon and Milton in particular. Concentrating on the way voyage metaphors work, this book offers some radical reinterpretations of well-known texts, such as Shakespeare's Othello, and Bacon's essay on Adversity.

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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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