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  • Four Arthurian Romancesby Chretien DeTroys

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99

    The action centers on Lancelot's rescue of the queen after she has been abducted by Meleagant, the son of Bademagu. The Abduction of Guinevere is one of the oldest motifs in Arthurian legend, appearing also in Caradoc of Llancarfan's Life of Gildas and carved on the archivolt in Modena Cathedral. more...

  • Four Arthurian Romancesby Chretien DeTroys

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99

    In the poem, Yvain seeks to avenge his cousin Calogrenant who had been defeated by an otherworldly knight Esclados beside a magical storm-making stone in the forest of Brocéliande. Yvain defeats Esclados and falls in love with his widow Laudine. more...

  • The Dream Visions of Geoffrey Chaucerby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    Compiled here are some of Chaucer's shorter poems. These poems are all written using the Dream Vision. To name a few of these peoms: The Book of Duchesse, The Parliament of Fowls, The Legend of Good Women, The House of Fame, and other short poems. more...

  • Four Arthurian Romancesby Chretien DeTroys

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99

    It tells the story of the knight Cligès and his love for his uncle's wife, Fenice. Because of the story's de-romanticized depiction of adultery, it has been called a criticism or parody of the Tristan and Isolde romances. Cligès scholar Lucie Polak not only verifies the Tristan and Isolde reworking found in the text, but also suggests that Cligès may... more...

  • Four Arthurian Romancesby Chretien DeTroys

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    Chrétien's works include five major poems in rhyming eight-syllable couplets. Four of these are complete; Erec and Enide (c. 1170); Cligès (c. 1176), and Yvain, the Knight of the Lion and Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, both written simultaneously between 1177 and 1181. Chrétien's final romance was Perceval, the Story of the Grail, written between... more...

  • Troilus and Criseydeby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99

    Remarkable for his beauty and bravery, the warrior Troilus is an engaging youth who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance. Regarded by many as Chaucer's most noble work of art, Troilus and Cressida is an outstanding choice for readers of mythology and medieval poetry. more...

  • The Wife of Bathby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99

    The Wyves Tale of Bathe and prologue are among the best-known of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. They give insight into the role of women in the Late Middle Ages and are probably of interest to Chaucer himself, for the character is one of his most developed ones, with her prologue twice as long as her tale. more...

  • The Way Things Areby Lucretius

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    De rerum natura (The Way Things Are) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena;... more...

  • The Nature of Thingsby Lucretius

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena;... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidius Nasoby Ovid

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Metamorphose is a Latin narrative poem in fifteen books by the Roman poet Ovid, describing the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework. Completed in AD 8, it is recognized as a masterpiece of Golden Age Latin literature. more...