ISBN-10:
1405100478
ISBN-13:
9781405100472
Pub. Date:
12/30/2002
Publisher:
Wiley
Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend / Edition 1

Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend / Edition 1

by Daniel Donoghue

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405100472
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/30/2002
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Daniel G. Donoghue is Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of Style in Old English Poetry (1987) and co-editor, with Seamus Heaney, of Beowulf: A Verse Translation (2002). He is also the author of the chapter on Lady Godiva in Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century (eds Donald Scragg and Carole Weinberg, 2000).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

List of Illustrations.

List of Abbreviations.

Introduction.

1. Godgifu of Mercia.

2. Godiva Emerges.

3. Godiva's Progress.

4. Peeping Tom.

5. Godiva Domesticated.

6. Godiva Displayed.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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"There is much of interest in this unpretenious, historically grounded and thoughtful book[...]For those seeking ways of exploring the new discipline of medievalism, that is, how the medieval past is viewed, guiltily or otherwise, by successive eras - Daniel Donoghue's study offers an inspiring model of clarity and cogency." Times Literary Supplement

"Intelligent yet entertaining, this text will appeal to readers interested in folklore, literature, history, and pop culture. [...] Highly recommended." Choice

"Donoghue's history of Lady Godiva is a luxurious, gratifying read - one feels upon finishing it that one has become quite the expert on this slightly naughty topic![...] Donoghue's writing style is upbeat and enjoyably irreverent, conveying hs personal enthusiasm for a subject which he has obviously researched exhaustively and conscientiously." Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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