veil of allegory some notes toward a theory of allegorical rhetoric in the English Renaissance. by Michael Murrin

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .

Written in English

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  • England.

Subjects:

  • Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 -- Aesthetics,
  • English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc,
  • Renaissance -- England,
  • Rhetoric, Renaissance,
  • Allegory

Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

Book details

Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR535.A4 M8 1969
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 224 p.
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5687664M
ISBN 100226554007
LC Control Number69019827

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