Arthurian Romance : Short Introduction / Edition 1

Arthurian Romance : Short Introduction / Edition 1

by Derek Pearsall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631233202

ISBN-13: 9780631233206

Pub. Date: 04/15/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This witty and accessible book traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times, explaining its enduring appeal.

  • Traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times.
  • Covers art and films as well as the great literary works of Arthurian romance.
  • Draws out the changing

Overview

This witty and accessible book traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times, explaining its enduring appeal.

  • Traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times.
  • Covers art and films as well as the great literary works of Arthurian romance.
  • Draws out the changing political, moral and emotional uses of the story.
  • Explains the enduring appeal of the Arthurian legend.
  • Written by an author with vast knowledge of medieval literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631233206
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series, #31
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. The Early Arthur:.

What Is The Historical Evidence af A 'Real' Arthur?.

Geoffrey of Monmouth.

Wace, Roman De Brut.

Layamon's Brut.

2. The Romancing of The Arthurian Story; Chrétien De Troyes:.

The Chivalric Love Romance.

Chrétien De Troyes.

Lancelot, Ou Le Chevalier De La Charrette.

Erec Et Enide.

Cligés.

Yvain, Ou Le Chevalier Au Lion.

Perceval, Ou Le Conte Du Graal, and Its Continuations.

3. The European Flourishing of Arthurian Romance; Lancelot, Tristan, Parzival:.

Medieval French Arthurian Romance In Prose and Verse.

Thurian Romance In Medieval Europe.

Arthurian Romance In Germany.

Gottfried Von Strassburg, Tristan.

4. Arthur, Lancelot, and Gawain In Ricardian England:.

The Alliterative Morte Arthure.

The Stanzaic Morte Arthur.

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight.

5. Malory's Morte D'Arthur:.

Publication and Author.

The Winchester Manuscript.

Book I (Caxton's Books 1-4).

Books II, III And IV (Caxton's Books 5-7).

Book V, 'Sir Tristram of Lyones' (Caxton's Books 8-12).

Book VI, 'The Tale of The Sankgreal' (Caxton's Books 13-17).

Books VII And VIII (Caxton's Books 18-21).

The Romance of Adventure.

The Tragedy of Lancelot.

6. The Arthurian Sleep and The Romantic Revival; Tennyson's Idylls of The King:.

Edmund Spenser.

Arthur In The Seventeenth Century.

Arthur In The Eighteenth Century.

Sir Walter Scott.

'The Return To Camelot'.

Tennyson's Idylls of The King.

Victorian Arthurianism.

7. Mark Twain, T.H.White, John Steinbeck, and The Modern Arthur:.

Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court.

T.H.White, The Once and Future King.

John Steinbeck, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights.

The Modern Arthur: Novels and Films.

Bibliography of Works Cited and Further Reading.

Index.

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