The Faerie Queene Summary and Analysis: Book IV, Cantos vii-xii

Edmund Spenser

Summary and Analysis: Book IV, Cantos vii-xii

New Characters
Aemylia: A prisoner like Amoretta in the lustful beast’s cave.

Amyas: A Squire of low degree who loves Aemylia.

Corflambo: A monstrous pagan whose eyes shoot deadly beams of fire.

Dwarf: Amyas’ keeper when he was held by Poeana.

Lustful Beast: A strange, hairy creature that survives by capturing maidens, deflowering them, and then eating them.

Placidas: A Squire fleeing Corflambo with a Dwarf.

Poeana: Corflambo’s beautiful but wanton daughter.

Summary
Canto vii: When Britomart had fallen asleep in the forest, Amoretta had gone for a walk. A hairy beast swept down from the trees and...

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