Bulfinch's Medieval Mythology - The Age of Chivalry

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Here, in a dazzling panoply, are the legendary figures from the age of chivalry: King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood, Richard the Lionhearted and his crusaders, and a host of other famous and lesser-known characters. This collection includes tales from Camelot, dramatic narratives from The Mabinogeon, and stories of the noble warriors of English history. Bulfinch's skillful storytelling not only relates these ancient myths and legends but also discusses their roles in literature and art, ...
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Overview


Here, in a dazzling panoply, are the legendary figures from the age of chivalry: King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood, Richard the Lionhearted and his crusaders, and a host of other famous and lesser-known characters. This collection includes tales from Camelot, dramatic narratives from The Mabinogeon, and stories of the noble warriors of English history. Bulfinch's skillful storytelling not only relates these ancient myths and legends but also discusses their roles in literature and art, with numerous allusions to poetry and paintings. Generations of children and adults have thrilled to these timeless tales, and young readers can find no better introduction to the enchantment of medieval myths and legends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486436531
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 8/30/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 638,945
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I King Arthur and His Knights
I. Introduction 1
II. The Mythical History of England 12
III. Arthur 20
IV. Caradoc Briefbras 40
V. Sir Gawain 44
VI. Launcelot of the Lake 48
VII. The Story of Launcelot: The Adventure of the Cart 56
VIII. The Story of Launcelot: The Lady of Shalott 63
IX. The Story of Launcelot: Queen Guenever's Peril 67
X. The Story of Tristram of Lyonesse 70
XI. Tristram and Isoude 76
XII. The Story of Sir Tristram 81
XIII. The End of the Story of Sir Tristram 87
XIV. The Story of Perceval 93
XV. The Quest of the Sangreal 99
XVI. The End of the Quest 108
XVII. Sir Agrivain's Treason 119
XVIII. Morte d'Arthur 125
Part II The Mabinogeon
XIX. The Britons 137
XX. The Lady of the Fountain 140
XXI. The Lady of the Fountain (continued) 145
XXII. The Lady of the Fountain (continued) 151
XXIII. Geraint, the Son of Erbin 156
XXIV. Geraint, the Son of Erbin (continued) 164
XXV. Geraint, the Son of Erbin (continued) 170
XXVI. Pwyll, Prince of Dyved 178
XXVII. Branwen, the Daughter of Llyr 182
XXVIII. Manawyddan 189
XXIX. Kilwich and Olwen 197
XXX. Kilwich and Olwen (continued) 206
XXXI. Peredur, the Son of Evrawc 211
XXXII. Taliesin 218
Part III The Knights of English History
XXXIII. King Richard and the Third Crusade 227
XXXIV. Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest 245
XXXV. Robin Hood and His Adventures 252
XXXVI. Chevy Chase 259
XXXVII. The Battle of Otterbourne 265
XXXVIII. Edward the Black Prince 272
Index 289
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