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Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)

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  • A New Introduction to Chaucerby D. S. Brewer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 112.95

    This new introduction to Chaucer has been radically rewritten since the previous edition which was published in 1984. The book is a controversial and modern restatement of some of the traditional views on Chaucer, and seeks to present a rounded introduction to his life, cultural setting and works. Professor Brewer takes into account recent literary... more...

  • The Avowing of King Arthurby Roger Dahood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book presents the manuscript of the original poem, from the Ireland Blackburne MS. The composition is from some time between the late 14 th and late 15 th century. Originally published in 1984, this book introduces the manuscript with historical details and discussion of its language, structure and sources, including a bibliography of related... more...

  • The Faerie Queenby Humphrey Tonkin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Edmund Spenser?s The Faerie Queene is among the most important literary products of the Elizabethan age, and the vast sweep of its moral, political and social concerns tells us more about the age than any other work. This volume, first published in 1989, offers detailed readings of each of the poem?s seven books, along with introductory chapters... more...

  • Troilus and Criseyde in Modern Verseby Geoffrey Chaucer; Joseph Glaser; Christine Chism

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 11.50

    This fast-moving Modern English version of Chaucer's greatest tragic romance highlights the poem's rapid shifts in register and diction as well as its subtle and elusive characterizations, while preserving the enchanting rhyme-royal stanza of the Middle English original. Christine Chism's Introduction illuminates the work's historical context, poetic... more...

  • Five Middle English Arthurian Romancesby Valerie Krishna

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The poems in this collection will give the reader an appreciation of both the distinctiveness and the variety of the medieval English Arthurian tradition and highlight some of this important chapter in Arthurian legend literature. The Middle English stories are different in style and structure to the later French romances, composed in poetic forms... more...

  • Love Visionsby Geoffrey Chaucer; Brian Stone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Spanning Chaucer's working life, these four poems build on the medieval convention of 'love visions' - poems inspired by dreams, woven into rich allegories about the rituals and emotions of courtly love. In The Book of the Duchess, the most traditional of the four, the dreamer meets a widower who has loved and lost the perfect lady, and The House of... more...

  • Sir Gawain and The Green Knightby Keith Harrison; Helen Cooper

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 8.99

    The finest translation in and for our time' (Kevin Crossley-Holland) Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, with its intricate plot of enchantment and betrayal is probably the most skilfully told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two separate and very ancient Celtic... more...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer; Burton Raffel

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer?s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers twenty-nine of literature?s most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society,... more...

  • Pearlby Jane Draycott; Bernard O'Donoghue

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 14.51

    In a dream landscape radiant with jewels, a father sees his lost daughter on the far bank of a river: ?my pearl, my girl?. One of the great treasures of the British Library, the fourteenth-century poem Pearl is a work of poetic brilliance. Its account of loss and consolation retains its force across six centuries. Jane Draycott in her new translation... more...

  • On Melancholyby Robert Burton

    Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Journey through the subject of melancholia in an easily accessible volume touching on topics from love and sex to religion and geography Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy  is one of the great but unclassifiable prose works in English literature: diverting, delightfully rambling, and filled with recondite learning and peculiar facts and speculations.... more...