Summary and Analysis: Introduction and Book I, Cantos i-iv
Book I: “The Legende of the Knight of the Red Crosse, or Of Holinesse”
Abessa: The pious, prayerful mother of Corecca, who does not mind her dating a thief.
Archimago: A magician who disguises himself as an old man.
Corecca: The deaf and dumb daughter of Abessa, who is dating Kirkapine the thief.
Dwarf: The carrier of belongings, a lackey for the Lady and the Knight.
Error: A vile monster with a long, poisonous tail and many offspring.
Fidessa/Duessa: An ancient and ugly sorceress (Duessa) disguised as a beautiful young maiden (Fidessa).
Fradubio: Once a man, now bewitched into a tree....
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