Anthony Copley's A Fig for Fortune was the first major poetic
response to Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Written by a
Catholic Englishman with an uneasy relationship to the English
regime, A Fig for Fortune offers a deeply contestatory, richly
imagined answer to sixteenth-century England's greatest poem.
Through its sophisticated response to Spenser, A Fig for Fortune
challenges a contemporary literary culture in which Protestant
habits of thought and representation were gaining dominance. This
book comprises the poem's first scholarly edition. It offers a
carefully annotated edition of the 2000-line poem, an overview of
English Catholic history in the sixteenth century, a full biography
of Anthony Copley, an assessment of his engagement with Spenser's
Faerie Queene, and information on the book's early print history.
Extensive support for student readers makes it possible to teach
Copley's poem alongside The Faerie Queene for the first time. -- .
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