Middle English Verse Romances

BookMiddle English Verse Romances

Middle English Verse Romances

Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies

1986

January 1st, 1986

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A valuable basic student edition illustrating the variety of subjects and narrative modes that engaged medieval storytellers and their audiences. The verse is made accessible by glossing on the page as well as by end glossary and each romance is prefaced with an introduction to its literary history and provenance.

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Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Contents6
Preface8
Introduction12
Part 1: The Matter of England24
King Horn26
Havelok the Dane66
Athelston141
Gamelyn165
Part 2: The Breton Lai194
Sir Orfeo196
Sir Launfal212
Lai le Fresne244
Part 3: Chivalry and Sentiment258
The Squire of Low Degree260
Floris and Blancheflour290
Part 4: Burlesque and Grotesquerie322
The Tournament of Tottenham324
The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell334
Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlyle359
Glossary384