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Sea-Mark: The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

Philip Edwards

Abstract

This study explores the many different functions of the voyage metaphor in the work of major writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries — Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Francis Bacon, and John Milton in particular. Concentrating on the way voyage metaphors work, this book offers reinterpretations of well-known texts, such as Shakespeare's Othello and Bacon's essay Adversity. A continuing theme of this study is the debate on the ethics of voyaging itself, and how far the sea-search for empire and wealth was of value as an image of the life of the s ... More

Keywords: voyage, metaphor, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Francis Bacon, John Milton, exploration, navigation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780853235125
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317415

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Edwards, author