Arthurian Romance A Short Introduction

ISBN-10: 0631233202
ISBN-13: 9780631233206
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 190
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

How did the historical figure of King Arthur and his totally fictitious knights come to inspire so many stories? And why does Arthurian myth continue to flourish in films today? This introduction takes readers on a quest through the history of Arthurian romance in order to find the answers.

Preface
The Early Arthur
What is the Historical Evidence of a 'Real' Arthur?
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Wace, Roman de Brut
Layamon's Brut
The Romancing of the Arthurian Story: Chretien de Troyes
The Chivalric Love-Romance
Chretien de Troyes
Lancelot, ou Le Chevalier de la Charrette
Erec et Enide
Cliges
Yvain, ou Le Chevalier au Lion
Perceval, ou Le Conte du Graal, and its Continuations
The European Flourishing of Arthurian Romance: Lancelot, Parzival, Tristan
French Arthurian Romance in Verse and Prose
The Vulgate Cycle of Arthurian Romances
Arthurian Romance in Europe
Arthurian Romance in Germany
Gottfried von Strassburg, Tristan
Arthur, Lancelot and Gawain in Ricardian England
The Alliterative Morte Arthure
The Stanzaic Morte Arthur
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Malory's Morte D'Arthur
Publication and Author
The Winchester Manuscript
(Caxton's Books 1-4)
(Caxton's Books 5-7)
'Sir Tristram of Lyones' (Caxton's Books 8-12)
'The Tale of the Sankgreal' (Caxton's Books 13-17)
(Caxton's Books 18-21)
The Romance of Adventure
The Tragedy of Lancelot
The Arthurian Sleep and the Romantic Revival: Tennyson's Idylls of the King
Edmund Spenser
Arthur in the Seventeenth Century
Arthur in the Eighteenth Century
Sir Walter Scott
'The Return to Camelot'
Tennyson's Idylls of the King
Victorian Arthurianism
Mark Twain, T. H. White, John Steinbeck and the Modern Arthur
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
T. H. White, The Once and Future King
John Steinbeck, The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights
The Modern Arthur: Novels and Films
Notes
Bibliography of Works Cited and Further Reading
Index

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