Ki No Ronin wrote:In this segment, the Red Cross Knight goes into a Mysterious Cave, which is in a Mysterious Forest, and kills a Dragon, which he finds asleep in his Cave.
What did the Dragon do to deserve being Killed???!!! It may have been a nice Dragon!
Spenser's The Faerie Queene (1580) is one of the masterpieces of English poetry, and certainly part of the literary pedigree that culminated in Tolkien. However, the original text is very difficult to follow for modern readers because of the archaic language and spelling. To the rescue comes Mary Macleod. Her late Victorian retelling in straightforward modern English allows one to plow through Spenser's intricate and allegorical plot. If you are planning to read the Faerie Queene, or want to understand the narrative but don't have the time or patience to tangle with an epic poem in middle English, you've come to the right place.
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