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Nine medieval romances of magic

Author: Marijane Osborn
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; Buffalo, NY : Broadview Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Translates in modern English nine medieval verse romances that contain elements of magic: shapeshifters, powerful fairies, trees that are portals to another world, magical armor, clothing, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Translations
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marijane Osborn
ISBN: 9781551119977 1551119978
OCLC Number: 471042200
Description: x, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The tale of Florent (John Gower) --
The wife of Bath's tale (Geoffrey Chaucer) --
Thomas of Erceldoune --
Sir Orfeo --
Sir Launfal (Thomas Chestre) --
Sir Thopas (Geoffrey Chaucer) --
Emaré --
Sir Gowther --
Floris and Blancheflour --
Appendix A: two additional tales. Sir Libeaus and the Lamia ; Tam Lin --
Appendix B. Hearing the music of the text: a justification for translating metrical romances into verse.
Responsibility: re-rhymed in modern English by Marijane Osborn.

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"The fairy legends of medieval Britain are at the very heart of romance: lightly touched, shimmering with suggestion, as hard to catch in their rhythmic dance as the elves glimpsed at twilight. They Read more...

 
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