Old and Middle English Poetry / Edition 1

Old and Middle English Poetry / Edition 1

by Elaine Treharne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631230742

ISBN-13: 9780631230748

Pub. Date: 09/23/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Old and Middle English Poetry gathers together the essential texts from the earliest writings in the vernacular up to the time of Chaucer.

  • Contains a selection of the most significant Old and Middle English Poetry.
  • Encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English.
  • Places

Overview

Old and Middle English Poetry gathers together the essential texts from the earliest writings in the vernacular up to the time of Chaucer.

  • Contains a selection of the most significant Old and Middle English Poetry.
  • Encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English.
  • Places traditional favourites are alongside less well-known titles, reflecting the ways in which the literary canon has changed in recent years.
  • Includes a succinct introduction, which gives readers a sense of how literature developed during the period.
  • Ideal for readers seeking a first introduction to the classic texts of English literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631230748
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/23/2002
Series:
Blackwell Essential Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
4.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.

Introduction.

1. From The Exeter Book:.

Deor.

The Wanderer.

The Seafarer.

The Wife's Lament.

From The Vercelli Book.

The Dream of the Rood.

The Battle of Maldon.

2. From The Beowulf-Manuscript:.

3. From Beowulf (extract, X-XVIII):.

Judith.

4. From London, British Library, Cotton Caligula A.IX:.

The Owl and the Nightingale.

5. From The Auchinleck Manuscript:.

Sir Orfeo.

5. From London, British Library, Harley 2253:.

Alysoun.

Spring.

An Old Man's Prayer.

I Syke when Y Singe.

Richard Rolle (c.1290-1349).

Song of Love.

Wynnere and Wastoure.

Index of titles and first lines.

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