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Chivalric stories as children's literature : Edwardian retellings in words and pictures

Author: Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Knights and ladies, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are commonplace in stories for children. This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry--epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. This book examines related contexts of Medievalism expressed in painting, architecture, music and public celebrations, and the works of major authors,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Velma Bourgeois Richmond
ISBN: 9780786496228 0786496223
OCLC Number: 877371122
Description: vii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Velma Bourgeois Richmond.

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"Knights and ladies, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are commonplace in stories for children. This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry--epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. This book examines related contexts of Medievalism expressed in painting, architecture, music and public celebrations, and the works of major authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Tennyson, Longfellow and William Morris."--

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