THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY (SATIRICAL VERSE PARODY)

THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY (SATIRICAL VERSE PARODY)

by Owen Wister
     
 
THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY.....is a 17th century satirical verse parody about a dragon and a brave knight.

This book was included in Thomas Percy's 1767 Reliques of Ancient Poetry. The poem is a parody of medieval romances and satirizes a local churchman.

In the poem, a dragon appears in Yorkshire and eats children and cattle. The knight More of More

Overview

THE DRAGON OF WANTLEY.....is a 17th century satirical verse parody about a dragon and a brave knight.

This book was included in Thomas Percy's 1767 Reliques of Ancient Poetry. The poem is a parody of medieval romances and satirizes a local churchman.

In the poem, a dragon appears in Yorkshire and eats children and cattle. The knight More of More Hall battles the dragon and kills it. A novel, "The Dragon of Wantley", was written by Owen Wister (best known as the author of "The Virginian") in 1892. Published by Lipincott Press, the story is a comic "burlesque" (in the author's words), concerning the "true" story of the Dragon.

It is a romantic story set at Christmastime in the early 13th century. The book was a surprise success, going through four editions over the next ten years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014494601
Publisher:
TLC BOOKS
Publication date:
01/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
236 KB

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