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The English romance in time : transforming motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the death of Shakespeare

Author: Helen Cooper
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The great story motifs of romance - quests and magic, rudderless boats and passionate heroines, missing heirs and fairy mistresses - were transmitted directly through from the Middle Ages to the age  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cooper, Helen, 1947-
English romance in time.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)176819712
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Cooper
ISBN: 9781435697904 1435697901
OCLC Number: 302391803
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Introduction: 'Enter, pursued with a bear' ; 1. Quest and Pilgrimage: 'The adventure that God shall send me' ; 2. Providence and the Sea: 'No tackle, sail nor mast' ; 3. Magic that Doesn't Work ; 4. Fairy Monarch, Fairy Mistresses: 'I am of ane other countree' ; 5. Desirable Desire: 'I am wholly given unto thee' ; 6. Women on Trial ; 7. Restoring the Rightful Heir: 'If that which was lost be not found' ; 8. Unhappy Endings: 'The most accursed, unhappy, and evil fortuned' ; Appendix ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Helen Cooper.

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