Guy of Warwick and Other Chapbook Romances
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Guy of Warwick and Other Chapbook Romances

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ISBN-13:
9780859894456
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.1998
Seiten:
186
Autor:
J. Simons
Gewicht:
318 g
Format:
213x135x13 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Contents Guy of Warwick (prose) Guy of Warwick (verse) The Seven Champions of Christendome Parismus Valentine and Orson The Seven Wise Masters of Rome
Chapbooks formed the staple reading matter of ordinary people during the eighteenth and much of the nineteenth centuries; they were also read by children of the gentry. They included fiction, almanacs, religious guidance and radical political tracts, and were available throughout the British Isles and in colonial America. The six chapbook romances in this volume all derive from tales of chivalric adventure and courtly love which were current in the Middle Ages or the Renaissance. They provide a fascinating window on the mental world of rural England and America before the advent of mass media. No previous attempt has been made to produce the full text of a selection of chapbooks for the modern reader; they have remained the province of specialist bibliographers and antiquarians.