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Old and Middle English Poetry (Blackwell Essential Literature)

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Old and Middle English Poetry gathers together the essential texts from the earliest writings in the vernacular up to the time of Chaucer.

  • Contains a selection of the most significant Old and Middle English Poetry.

  • Encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English.

  • Places traditional favourites are alongside less well-known titles, reflecting the ways in which the literary canon has changed in recent years.

  • Includes a succinct introduction, which gives readers a sense of how literature developed during the period.

  • Ideal for readers seeking a first introduction to the classic texts of English literature.

Synopsis:

Old and Middle English Poetry gathers together the essential texts from the earliest writings in the vernacular up to the time of Chaucer.

Synopsis:

Old and Middle English Poetry gathers together the essential texts from the earliest writings in the vernacular up to the time of Chaucer. Spanning almost seven centuries, it encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English.

For further details, downloadable sample material and related titles, visit the Blackwell Essential Literature Website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/bel

About the Author

Elaine M. Treharne is Reader in Medieval Literature at the University of Leicester.

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.

Introduction.

1. From The Exeter Book:.

Deor.

The Wanderer.

The Seafarer.

The Wife's Lament.

From The Vercelli Book.

The Dream of the Rood.

The Battle of Maldon.

2. From The Beowulf-Manuscript:.

3. From Beowulf (extract, X-XVIII):.

Judith.

4. From London, British Library, Cotton Caligula A.IX:.

The Owl and the Nightingale.

5. From The Auchinleck Manuscript:.

Sir Orfeo.

5. From London, British Library, Harley 2253:.

Alysoun.

Spring.

An Old Man's Prayer.

I Syke when Y Singe.

Richard Rolle (c.1290-1349).

Song of Love.

Wynnere and Wastoure.

Index of titles and first lines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631230748
Editor:
Wu, Duncan
Editor:
Treharne, Elaine M.
Editor:
Wu, Duncan
Editor:
Treharne, Elaine M.
Author:
Treharne
Author:
Duncan, Wu
Author:
Treharne, Elaine
Author:
Wu, Duncan
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Oxford, UK
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Middle english, 1100-1500
Subject:
English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500.
Subject:
English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
English literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Blackwell Essential Literature
Series Volume:
1083
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.46x4.72x.55 in. .47 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Old English Language
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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"Synopsis" by , Old and Middle English Poetry gathers together the essential texts from the earliest writings in the vernacular up to the time of Chaucer.
"Synopsis" by , Old and Middle English Poetry gathers together the essential texts from the earliest writings in the vernacular up to the time of Chaucer. Spanning almost seven centuries, it encapsulates the foundation and consolidation of literature written in English.

For further details, downloadable sample material and related titles, visit the Blackwell Essential Literature Website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/bel

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