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This article is about literary character. For the television series, see Orgoglio (TV series).

Orgoglio is a literary character in Edmund Spenser's famous epic The Faerie Queene. He appears in the seventh canto as a beast and attacks the main character, Redcrosse, who symbolizes the ultimate Christian knight, during a moment of weakness. "Orgoglio" means "pride" in Italian. In chapter IX of Waverley by Sir Walter Scott the manor of Bradwardyne is compared to the castle of Orgoglio.


Further reading[edit]

  • Quitslund, Jon A. (2001). Spenser's Supreme Fiction. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-3505-1. 
  • S. K. Heninger Jr. (June 1959). "The Orgoglio Episode in The Faerie Queene". English Literary History. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 26 (2): 171–187. JSTOR 2872024. 
  • J. W. Schroeder (1962). "Spenser's Erotic Drama: The Orgoglio Episode". English Literary History. 29: 140–159.