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The Song of Roland
The Song of Roland
Paperback      ISBN: 0375757112
A translation of the medieval epic poem about Roland's adventures and death in Charlemagne's war against the pagans.
Purgatorio
Purgatorio
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375409211
An important new translation of the second section of Dante's great masterwork, created by the poetauthor of The River Sound and The Folding Cliffs, follows the narrator's odyssey, guided by the poet Virgil and inspired by his love for Beatrice, up the Mount of Purgatory toward Paradise. 15,000 first printing.
Malory's Le Morte D' Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
Malory's Le Morte D' Arthur
King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
Paperback      ISBN: 0451528166
Presents the epic story of King Arthur, the wizard Merlin, his Knights of the Round Table, the sword Excalibur, and his tragic and poetic death, in a prose translation of the classic legend, featuring an introduction by acclaimed poet Robert Graves. Reprint.
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf
A New Verse Translation
Paperback      ISBN: 0393320979
The Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet presents a faithful, new translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic chronicling the heroic adventures of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior who saves his people from the ravages of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother. Winner of the Whitbread Award. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Chronicle of the Abbey of Bury ST. Edmunds
Chronicle of the Abbey of Bury ST. Edmunds
Paperback      ISBN: 0192838954
This narrative of events between the years 1173 and 1202--as recorded by Jocelin of Brakelond, a monk who lived in the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, in the region of West Suffolk--affords many unique insights into the life of a medieval religious community. It depicts the daily worship in the abbey church and the beliefs and values shared by the monks, as well as the whispered conversations, rumors, and disagreements within the cloister--and the bustling life of the market-town of Bury, just outside the abbey walls. This edition offers the first modern translation from the Latin to appear since 1949.
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
Paperback      ISBN: 0679750169
Retells the tragic love affair between Tristan, a Cornish knight, and Iseult, an Irish princess
The Shorter Poems
The Shorter Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 0140434453
Although he is most famous for The Faerie Queene, this volume demonstrates that for these poems alone Spenser should still be ranked as one of England's foremost poets. Spenser's shorter poems reveal his generic and stylistic versatility, his remarkable linguistic skill and his mastery of complex metrical forms. The range of this volume allows him to emerge fully in the varied and conflicting personae he adopted, as satirist and eulogist, elegist and lover, polemicist and prophet. The volume includes The Shepeardes Calender, Complaints, and A Theatre for Wordlings.
The Heptameron
The Heptameron
Paperback      ISBN: 014044355x
Five men and five women, seeking refuge in an abbey, share stories about the relationship between men and women, husbands and wives, and the individual and society
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0812000390
Each line of the original Middle English is followed by a line of modern English "translation." Includes biography of Chaucer, interpretive introduction.
Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays
Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays
Paperback      ISBN: 046087280x
Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins and easy-to-read type, this book includes marginal glosses and footnotes to explain difficult words and phraseology. It is a selection of 15th-century pageants which includes the play "Everyman".