The Arthurian Legend: Comparison of Treatment in Modern and Mediaeval Literature

1st Edition

Margaret J. C. Reid

Routledge
Published December 21, 2015
Reference - 278 Pages
ISBN 9781138988781 - CAT# Y210057
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $49.95

USD$39.96

SAVE ~$9.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

First published in 1938, this study explores the reception of the mythology of King Arthur by modern poets and playwrights. More specifically, the author explores the lineage of the legendary material since the first edition of Malory in 1485, exploring a vast range of artists who have made use of it: Spenser, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Hardy, Matthew Arnold, and even Wagner.

The conclusion is that although the myths have never occupied as central a place as the Classical or Biblical heritage, nonetheless the tales of King Arthur will continue to encapsulate romantic ideals and aspirations.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title