Middle English Verse Romances
Edited by D.B. Sands
Subjects: Medieval Studies
A valuable basic student edition illustrating the variety of subjects and narrative modes that engaged medieval storytellers and their audiences. The verse is made accessible by glossing on the page as well as by end glossary and each romance is prefaced with an introduction to its literary history and provenance.
Preface, vii; Introduction, 1; Part 1 THE MATTER OF ENGLAND; King Horn, 15; Havelok the Dane, 55; Athelston, 130; Gamelyn, 154; Part 2 THE BRETON LAI; Sir Orfeo, 185; Sir Launfal, 201; Lai le Fresne, 233; Part 3 CHIVALRY AND SENTIMENT; The Squire of Low Degree, 249; Floris and Blancheflour, 279; Part 4 BURLESQUE AND GROTESQUERIE; The Tournament of Tottenham, 313; The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell, 323; Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlyle, 348; Glossary, 373.