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Middle English Romances (York Medieval Texts)
Middle English Romances - York Medieval Texts Author:A. C. Gibbs (Editor) This volume comprises a series of extracts from Medieval Romances. Critical attention is focused upon a significant but unwieldy body of Middle English writings by offering examples of them at their best form. Since the excerpts are chosen in accordance with a governing critical concept elaborated in the editor's Introduction, the reader is able... more » to relate form to function, representative to type, in a coherent and worthwhile manner.
The book provides a constructive Introduction which takes full account of the best and most recent opinions of scholars on the subject of "Romance." It is also alive to the needs of the modern reader, assuming that the search for understanding and historical orientation does not obscure but rather enhances enjoyment of the poetry.
Selections comprise excerpts from: King Horn, Havelok, Floriz and Blauncheflur, Sir Orfeo, Amis and Amiloun, The Gest Hystoriale of the Destruction of Troy, Sir Thopas, Emaré, and Sir Degrevant.« less