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Evans, Sebastian 1830-1909

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Works: 108 works in 364 publications in 2 languages and 3,526 library holdings
Genres: History  Legends  Sources  Arthurian romances  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Romances 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Illustrator, Composer, Former owner
Classifications: DA140, 942.01
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Most widely held works by Sebastian Evans
Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
73 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 libraries worldwide
We know of the Pearl poet only from the four extraordinary poems composed sometime during the late fourteenth century and preserved in a small handwritten manuscript held in the British Library. Sandra Pierson Prior here presents a thorough introduction to these four treasures: Pearl, a dream poem mourning the death of a young maiden; Cleanness and Patience, retellings of biblical narratives stressing their respective virtues; and the famous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a brilliantly conceived Arthurian romance. Prior launches her close readings of each of the poems with background on the Pearl poet's Ricardian milieu where, with Chaucer, Langland, and Gower, he brought Middle English poetry to full flower. Considering the cultural, literary, and linguistic contexts of poetry in Ricardian England, Prior illuminates how the Pearl poet joined his contemporaries in exploiting a newly emerging English literature and language while drawing on older Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and continental traditions. Exploring the poems, Prior shows us that they are filled with Biblical and religious learning, and that while their dialect indicates a certain distance from cosmopolitan culture, they are tightly crafted and highly literary, commanding careful attention from the aristocratic courtly audiences they addressed as well as from today's readers. Prior brings all the Pearl poet's achievements clearly into view: his use of the alliterative verse, his creation of syllabic verse and complex rhyme schemes virtually unmatched by his peers, and his mastery of visual description. The Pearl poet is also markedly "modern" in his combination of literate learning and accessibility, as Prior reveals in her explications of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a romance that blends courtly features with popular ones, and of Patience and Cleanness, with their vernacular versions of biblical scholarship. To further acquaint contemporary readers with the poet's complex craft, Prior also offers an invaluable introduction to significant aspects of Middle English literature, and throughout her study quotes the Pearl poet both in the original and in her own translations
The high history of the Holy Graal by Perceval( Book )
40 editions published between 1902 and 1969 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
This book is translated from the first volume of "Perceval le Gallois ou le conte du Graal"; edited by M. Ch. Potvin for 'La Societe des Bibliophiles Belges' in 1866, from the MS. numbered 11,145 in the library of the Dukes of Burgundy at Brussels
Brother Fabian's manuscript, and other poems by Sebastian Evans( Book )
9 editions published between 1865 and 1994 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Leicestershire words, phrases, and proverbs by Arthur Benoni Evans( Book )
9 editions published between 1881 and 1965 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
S. Francis of Assisi, the Mirror of Perfection. by Leo( Book )
9 editions published between 1898 and 1912 in English and French and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The high history of the Holy Graal by Perlesvaus( Book )
3 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
The high history of the Holy Graal by Perlesvaus( Book )
6 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The mirror of perfection. Being the oldest life of the Blessed Francis of Assisi by Leo( Book )
11 editions published between 1899 and 1920 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
The high history of the Holy Graal by Perlesvaus( Book )
2 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The high history of the holy grail by Sebastian Evans( Book )
5 editions published between 1903 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 libraries worldwide
In quest of the Holy Grail : an introduction to the study of the legend by Sebastian Evans( Book )
5 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
This fascinating work contains information about the various Arthurian knights that embarked on the quest to find the Holy Grail
In the studio : a decade of poems by Sebastian Evans( Book )
10 editions published between 1865 and 2011 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Sonnets on the death of the Duke of Wellington by Sebastian Evans( Book )
9 editions published between 1852 and 2011 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The high history of the Holy Graal ( Book )
2 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Canterbury : the official guide by Francis Bennett-Goldney( Book )
8 editions published between 1909 and 1912 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Leicestershire words, phrases and proverbs : Collected by Arthur B. Evans by Arthur Benoni Evans( Book )
4 editions published in 1881 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
To the memory of William Makepeace Thackeray : Dec. 24, 1863 by Sebastian Evans( Book )
7 editions published between 1864 and 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Rhymes read in the queen's drawing room at Aston Hall, Jan. 25, 1859, in memory of the birth of Robert Burns, Jan. 25, 1759 by Sebastian Evans( Book )
7 editions published between 1859 and 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Shadows, in] Songs and etchings by Sebastian Evans( file )
6 editions published between 1871 and 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Brother Fabian's ms by Sebastian Evans( file )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Sebastian Evans English journalist, political activist, man of letters and artist
Languages
English (228)
French (1)
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