The Romance of the Rose

The Romance of the Rose

by Guillaume De Lorris, Jean De Meun
     
 

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This is the first complete English translation of what may have been one of the most widely distributed works of literature in its time. It was begun by Guillaume de Lorris around 1237 as an allegory of courtly love, and continued around 1277 by Jean de Meun who's added lines (4,059 through 21,780) changed the poem into a satire on medieval life�especially on women… See more details below

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This is the first complete English translation of what may have been one of the most widely distributed works of literature in its time. It was begun by Guillaume de Lorris around 1237 as an allegory of courtly love, and continued around 1277 by Jean de Meun who's added lines (4,059 through 21,780) changed the poem into a satire on medieval life�especially on women and marriage. Robbins taught at Bucknell University; Dunn at New York University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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This is the first complete English translation of what may have been one of the most widely distributed works of literature in its time. It was begun by Guillaume de Lorris around 1237 as an allegory of courtly love, and continued around 1277 by Jean de Meun who's added lines (4,059 through 21,780) changed the poem into a satire on medieval life<-->especially on women and marriage. Robbins taught at Bucknell University; Dunn at New York University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780192826893
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/05/1994
Series:
World's Classics Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.63(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.64(d)

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