Arthurian Romance: A Short Introduction

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Wiley, Apr 22, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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This witty and accessible book traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times, explaining its enduring appeal.

  • Traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times.
  • Covers art and films as well as the great literary works of Arthurian romance.
  • Draws out the changing political, moral and emotional uses of the story.
  • Explains the enduring appeal of the Arthurian legend.
  • Written by an author with vast knowledge of medieval literature.

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About the author (2003)

Derek Pearsall is Gurney Professor of English, Emeritus, at Harvard University and Honorary Research Professor at the University of York. His previous publications include a study of Landscapes and Seasons of the Medieval World (with Elizabeth Salter, 1973), a history of Old English and Middle English Poetry (1977), editions of Piers Plowman (1978) and Chaucerís Nunís Priestís Tale (1983), a critical study of The Canterbury Tales (1985), The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer (Blackwell Publishing, 1992), and Chaucer to Spenser: An Anthology (Blackwell Publishing, 1999).

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