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Middle English Romances : Norton Critical Edition - Stephen H. A. Shepherd

Middle English Romances

Norton Critical Edition

By: Stephen H. A. Shepherd (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd February 1995
ISBN: 9780393966077
Number Of Pages: 544

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The texts of the seven romances included-Havelok, Ywain and Gawain, Sir Orfeo, Sir Launfal, The Awntyrs off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyne, The Weddyng of Syr Gawen and Dame Ragnell, and The Sege off Melayne-are complete, authoritative (rendered from the best manuscripts), and comprehensively glossed and annotated for undergraduate readers. In addition to their literary importance, the seven romances were chosen because they shed light on other important Middle English texts. "Sources and Backgrounds" offers comparative analogues (many complete) to each of the seven romances. These readings enable students to understand the genre in the context of related medieval ideas and attitudes. "Criticism" collects four essays that provide a variety of perspectives on Middle English romances by Erich Auerbach, John Finlayson, A. C. Baugh, and Gisela Guddat-Figge. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

ISBN: 9780393966077
ISBN-10: 0393966070
Series: Norton Critical Editions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 22nd February 1995
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1