Old and Middle English Poetry: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Film Adaptation

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September 2002



"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.


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.


Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College and lecturer in English in the University of Oxford. He is the editor of Romanticism: An Anthology. Second Edition
EAN: 9780631230748
ISBN: 0631230742
Untertitel: 'Blackwell Essential Literature'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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