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Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 1a: The Middle Ages 3rd Edition

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Key Benefit:  The Fourth Edition builds upon the strengths of previous editions with its sustained attention to the context in which the literature was produced and its broadened scope of literature that includes the full cultural diversity of the British Isles.  Key Topics:  Includes canonical authors and newly visible authors.  Extensive selections from previously underrepresented female writers are fully integrated.  New “Responses” readings group works that were based on earlier writings to link works across time and place.  “Perspectives” readings are broad groupings that illuminate underlying issues in a variety of the major works of a period.  New to Volume 1A is the inclusion of new Penguin Classics translations of Beowulf by Michael Alexander and Sir Gawain and theGreen Knightby Brian Stone and the major classic work The Táin.  Market:  For anyone wanting a fresh approach to the study and enjoyment of British literature.          

Synopsis:

"Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 1A The Middle Ages,3/E" is a comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged anthology that offers a rich selection of major British authors throughout the Middle Ages. The highlight of Volume 1A is the highly praised verse translation of Beowulf by Tim Murphy. The book also includes Perspectives, Companion Readings, and "and Its Time" sections which show how major literary writings interrelate with and respond to various social, historical, and cultural events of Great Britain in the Middle Ages. For those interested in British Literature of the Middle Ages.

Table of Contents

*** denotes selection is new to this edition.

 

THE MIDDLE AGES                                             

                                Before the Norman Conquest                               

 

BEOWULF***                                                                                        

Response

John Gardner: from Grendel  

 

THE TÁIN***

 

EARLY IRISH VERSE                                                                            

To Crinog  

Pangur the Cat  

Writing in the Wood  

The Viking Terror  

The Old Woman of Beare  

Findabair Remembers Fróech  

A Grave Marked with Ogam  

from The Voyage of Máel Dúin  

 

JUDITH                                                                                                   

 

THE DREAM OF THE ROOD                                                                 

 

PERSPECTIVES: ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS ENCOUNTERS

Bede  

from An Ecclesiastical History of the English People  

Bishop asser  

from The Life of King Alfred  

King alfred  

Preface to Saint Gregory’s Pastoral Care  

Ohthere’s journeys  

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle  

Stamford Bridge and Hastings  

 

TALIESIN                                                                                               

Urien Yrechwydd  

The Battle of Argoed Llwyfain  

The War-Band’s Return  

Lament for Owain Son of Urien  

  

THE WANDERER                                                                                   

 

WULF AND EADWACER AND THE WIFE’S LAMENT                         

 

RIDDLES                                                                                                

Three Anglo-Latin Riddles by Aldhelm  

Five Old English Riddles  

 

                                 After the Norman Conquest                                

 

PERSPECTIVES: ARTHURIAN MYTH IN THE HISTORY OF BRITAIN

Geoffrey of Monmouth  

from History of the Kings of Britain  

Gerald of Wales  

from The Instruction of Princes  

Edward I  

Letter sent to the Papal Court of Rome  

Response

A Report to Edward I  

 

                                        Arthurian Romance                                       

 

MARIE DE FRANCE                                                                              

Lais  

Prologue  

Lanval  

        Chevrefoil (The Honeysuckle)  

 

SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT***                                     

 

SIR THOMAS MALORY                                                                        

Morte Darthur  

from Caxton’s Prologue  

The Miracle of Galahad  

The Poisoned Apple  

The Day of Destiny  

Responses

Marion Zimmer Bradley: from The Mists of Avalon  

Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin: scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail  

 

GEOFFREY CHAUCER                                                                          

The Canterbury Tales  

The General Prologue (Middle English and modern translation)  

The Miller’s Tale  

The Introduction  

The Tale  

The Wife of Bath’s Prologue  

The Wife of Bath’s Tale  

The Prologue  

The Tale  

The Pardoner’s Prologue  

The Pardoner’s Tale  

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale  

The Parson’s Tale  

The Introduction  

[The Remedy for the Sin of Lechery]  

Chaucer’s Retraction  

To His Scribe Adam  

Complaint to His Purse  

 

WILLIAM LANGLAND                                                                          

Piers Plowman

Prologue  

Passus 2  

from Passus 6  

Passus 8  

Passus 20  

“Piers Plowman” and Its Time

The Rising of 1381  

from The Anonimalle Chronicle [Wat Tyler’s Demands to Richard II, and His Death]  

Three Poems on the Rising of 1381: John Ball’s First Letter  • John Ball’s Second Letter  • The Course of Revolt  

John Gower: from The Voice of One Crying  

 

                                         Mystical Writings                                        

 

JULIAN OF NORWICH                                                                          

A Book of Showings  

[Three Graces. Illness. The First Revelation]  

[Laughing at the Devil]  

[Christ Draws Julian in through His Wound]  

[The Necessity of Sin, and of Hating Sin]  

[God as Father, Mother, Husband]  

[The Soul as Christ’s Citadel]  

[The Meaning of the Visions Is Love]  

 Companion Readings

Richard Rolle: from The Fire of Love  

from The Cloud of Unknowing  

Response

Rebecca Jackson: The Dream of Washing Quilts  

 

                                   Medieval Biblical Drama                                  

 

THE SECOND PLAY OF THE SHEPHERDS                                          

 

THE YORK PLAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION                                           

 

MARGERY KEMPE                                                                                

The Book of Margery Kempe  

The Preface  

[Early Life and Temptations, Revelation, Desire for Foreign Pilgrimage]  

[Meeting with Bishop of Lincoln and Archbishop of Canterbury]  

[Visit with Julian of Norwich]  

[Pilgrimage to Jerusalem]  

[Arrest by Duke of Bedford’s Men; Meeting with Archbishop of York]  

 

MIDDLE ENGLISH LYRICS                                                                  

The Cuckoo Song (“Sumer is icumen in”)  

Spring (“Lenten is come with love to toune”)  

Alisoun (“Bitwene Mersh and Averil”)  

I Have a Noble Cock  

My Lefe Is Faren in a Lond  

Fowls in the Frith  

Abuse of Women (“In every place ye may well see”)  

The Irish Dancer (“Gode sire, pray ich thee”)  

A Forsaken Maiden’s Lament (“I lovede a child of this cuntree”)  

The Wily Clerk (“This enther day I mete a clerke”)  

Jolly Jankin (“As I went on YoI Day in our procession”)  

Adam Lay Ibounden  

I Sing of a Maiden  

In Praise of Mary (“Edi be thu, Hevene Quene”)  

Mary Is with Child (“Under a tree”)  

Sweet Jesus, King of Bliss  

Now Goeth Sun under Wood  

Jesus, My Sweet Lover (“Jesu Christ, my lemmon swete”)  

Contempt of the World (“Where beth they biforen us weren?”)  

 

DAFYDD AP GWILYM                                                                          

Aubade  

One Saving Place  

Tale of a Wayside Inn  

The Winter  

The Ruin  

 

                                         Middle Scots Poets                                        

WILLIAM DUNBAR                                                                               

Lament for the Makars  

Done Is a Battell  

In Secreit Place This Hyndir Nycht  

 

ROBERT HENRYSON                                                                            

Robene and Makyne  

                                                        

                                        Late Medieval Allegory

CHARLES D’ORLEANS                                                                         

Ballade 26  

Ballade 61  

Roundel 94  

 

MANKIND                                                                                              

(acting edition by Peter Meredith)           

 

CHRISTINE DE PIZAN                                                                           

from Book of the City of Ladies  

(trans. by Earl Jeffrey Richards)

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321333919
Subtitle:
The Middle Ages
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
Damrosch, David
Author:
Schotter, Anne Howland
Author:
Baswell, Christopher
Author:
Dettmar, Kevin J. H.
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Damrosch Series
Series Volume:
1A
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.20x6.36x.63 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 1A The Middle Ages,3/E" is a comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged anthology that offers a rich selection of major British authors throughout the Middle Ages. The highlight of Volume 1A is the highly praised verse translation of Beowulf by Tim Murphy. The book also includes Perspectives, Companion Readings, and "and Its Time" sections which show how major literary writings interrelate with and respond to various social, historical, and cultural events of Great Britain in the Middle Ages. For those interested in British Literature of the Middle Ages.

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