No other student edition of Malory contains such extensive contextual and critical support. No other edition accurately represents the actual and likely authorial divisions of the text as attested to by its two surviving witnesses―Caxton’s 1485 print and, especially, the famous Winchester Manuscript.
Le Morte Darthur First Edition Norton Critical Editions - The text is unabridged, with original spelling and extensive, easy-to-use marginal glosses and footnotes. The winchester manuscript is now generally agreed to be the more authentic of the two earlier texts.
Arthurian Romances Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics - Penguin Classics. Fantastic adventures abound in these courtly romances: Erec and Enide, The Knight of the Cart, The Knight with the Lion, Cligés, and The Story of the Grail. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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The History of the Kings of Britain Penguin ClassicsPenguin Books - Lewis thorpe’s translation from the Latin brings us an accurate and enthralling version of Geoffrey’s remarkable narrative. Completed in 1136, this classic chronicle traces the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons some two thousand years later. But geoffrey of monmouth’s powerful evocation of illustrious men and deeds captured the imagination of subsequent generations, Dryden, Shakespeare, and his influence can be traced through the works of Malory, and Tennyson.
Penguin Books. His introduction discusses in depth the aims of the author and his possible sources, and describes the impact of this work on British literature. Vividly portraying legendary and semi-legendary figures such as Lear, Merlin the magician, King Arthur, Cymbeline, and the most famous of all British heroes, it is as much myth as it is history, and its veracity was questioned by other medieval writers.
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight First Edition Norton Critical EditionsW. W. Norton & Company SG-USB-511 - This long-awaited norton critical edition of sir Gawain and the Green Knight includes Marie Borroff’s celebrated, newly revised verse translation with supporting materials not to be found in any other single volume. The text is accompanied by a detailed introduction, marginal glosses, the translator’s note, an essay on the metrical form, and explanatory annotations to assist readers in the study of this canonical Arthurian romance.
Penguin Books. Davenport, jonathan nicholls, ralph Hanna III, Geraldine Heng, Lynn Staley Johnson, and Leo Carruthers. Kent hieatt, W. A chronology of important historical and literary dates and a Selected Bibliography are also included. A. Burrow, A. Contexts” presents two french tales of sir gawain and a passage from the Alliterative Morte Arthure, also translated by Marie Borroff, as well as three selections from the original Middle English poem.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight First Edition Norton Critical Editions - A. Contributors include Alain Renoir, Marie Borroff, J. Penguin Classics. Criticism” collects ten interpretive essays on the poem’s central themes.
Tristan: With the Surviving Fragments of the 'Tristran of Thomas' Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics - By slaying a dragon, the young prince Tristan wins the beautiful Isolde's hand in marriage for his uncle, King Mark. Penguin Books. One of the great romances of the middle Ages, written in the early thirteenth century, Tristan, is based on a medieval love story of grand passion and deceit. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Von strassburg's work is acknowledged as the greatest rendering of this legend of medieval lovers, and went on to influence generations of writers and artists and inspire Richard Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.
Tristan: With the Surviving Fragments of the 'Tristran of Thomas' Penguin Classics - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. On their journey back to mark's court, however, the pair mistakenly drink a love-potion intended for the king and his young bride, and are instantly possessed with an all-consuming love for each another - a love they are compelled to conceal by a series of subterfuges that culminates in tragedy.
Idylls of the King Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics - Penguin Classics. And in his depiction of king arthur he created a hero imbued with the values of the Victorian age - one who embodies the highest ideals of manhood and kingship. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Penguin Classics.
. Tennyson had a life-long interest in the legend of king Arthur and after the huge success of his poem 'Morte d'Arthur' he built on the theme with this series of twelve poems, written in two periods of intense creativity over nearly twenty years. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Idylls of the King Penguin Classics - Penguin Books. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Told with lyrical and dreamlike eloquence, Tennyson's depiction of the Round Table reflects a longing for a past age of valour and chivalry. Idylls of the king traces the story of arthur's rule, from his first encounter with Guinevere and the quest for the Holy Grail to the adultery of his Queen with Launcelot and the King's death in a final battle that spells the ruin of his kingdom.
The Lais of Marie de FranceBaker Books - Ancient european stories come to life in the poetry of a now-forgotten medieval woman writer. Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. Penguin Classics. Baker Books.
Beowulf: A Verse Translation Norton Critical EditionsW. W. Norton & Company - Heaney’s clear and insightful introduction to Beowulf provides students with an understanding of both the poem’s history in the canon and Heaney’s own translation process. Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. Winner of the whitbread prize, seamus heaney’s translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" New York Times Book Review.
The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" The Observer is combined with first-rate annotation. Penguin Classics. Baker Books. No reading knowledge of Old English is assumed.
Everyman and Other Miracle and Morality Plays Dover Thrift EditionsDover Publications - Western drama, having all but disappeared during the Dark Ages, reemerged spontaneously in the liturgy and life of the medieval church. Morality plays provided moral instruction, their principal characters vivid personifications of virtue and vice. Vernacular miracle plays of england's middle ages were performed by lay people — many by trade guilds — unschooled in church Latin, but familiar with the biblical events upon which the dramas were based.
The most durable of the morality plays has proven to be Everyman, summoned by Death, whose central character, must face final judgment on the strength of his good deeds. This venerable drama is reprinted here along with three other medieval classics: The Second Shepherds' Play, Noah's Flood, and Hickscorner.
Everyman and Other Miracle and Morality Plays Dover Thrift Editions - Penguin Classics. Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. Baker Books.
Macbeth Cambridge School ShakespeareCambridge University Press - Cambridge University Press. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'Macbeth' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'Macbeth' from around the world. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways.
Penguin Classics. Baker Books. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. Penguin Books. Penguin Classics. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre.
Macbeth Cambridge School Shakespeare - Substantially revised and extended in full colour, 'Language in the play', classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features.
Beowulf Signet ClassicsSignet - Penguin Classics. Penguin Books. Baker Books. As a work of art, it is unique. Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years. The noble simplicity of Beowulf's anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel. Translated and with an introduction by Burton Raffel and an Afterword by Roberta Frank Penguin Classics.
Before there was Game of Thrones, there was Beowulf. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable—reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. Cambridge University Press. Song of battle and kings beowulf is one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, composed in England before the Norman Conquest.