Download PDF or read online Scott, Chaucer, and Medieval Romance Book by Jerome Mitchell and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : While the influence of Shakespeare on Sir Walter Scott has long been recognized, the importance of medieval literature in shaping his creative imagination has never before been examined in depth. Jerome Mitchell's new book fills this significant gap through a wide-ranging study of Scott's indebtedness to Chaucer and to medieval romance, especially the Middle English romances, for story-patterns, motifs, character types, style and structure, and detail. Mitchell establishes more completely and accurately than any previous critic the extent of Scott's knowledge of medieval literature. His examination of Scott's poetry, especially the long narrative poems, demonstrates their debt to Chaucer and medieval romance. The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of the Waverley Novels. Scott's debt to medieval literature, Mitchell shows, was vast, profound, and elemental; it is the single most important source area for the Waverley Novels, their warp and woof. Moreover, it is probably the key to Scott's immense appeal—the very dimension which enabled him to cast an everlasting spell on his contemporaries, even on such great men as Byron and Goethe, and which has charmed generations of readers to the present day. This pioneering book, based on extensive research in Scotland, including Sir Walter Scott's personal library, sheds new light on the narrative substance and texture of Scott's poems and novels. Both the general reader and the serious student will derive from it a more informed appreciation of Scott's impressive achievement.
Download PDF or read online Expedition nach der Wahrheit Book by Stefan Horlacher and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 650 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Ivanhoe Book by Walter Scott and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1996 with total page 636 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Text includes bibliograhy, author's notes, editor's notes, and chronology of the author's life.
Download PDF or read online James Beattie's The Minstrel and the Origins of Romantic Autobiography Book by Everard H. King and published by Edwin Mellen Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Using The Minstrel as a creative model, Everard King illuminates the sources and nature of Romantic autobiography in the works of Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Scott, Byron, and Chateaubriand.
Download PDF or read online Annotated Chaucer Bibliography, 1986-1996 Book by Bege K. Bowers and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 719 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Compiles annotated bibliographical information from eleven years of "Studies in the Age of Chaucer," the annual publication of the New Chaucer Society.
Download PDF or read online The New Crusaders Book by Elizabeth Siberry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2000 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This is the first comprehensive study of the use, abuse and development of the crusade image in popular and high culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Drawing upon a diverse range of sources, mainly from the British Isles, but with parallels from Western Europe and North America, the author shows the different approaches to the history of the crusading movement and crusade images taken by the historian, composer, artist and author.
Download PDF or read online Studies in the Age of Chaucer Book by Thomas J. Heffernan and published by Ncs Studies in the Age of Chau. This book was released on 2003-12 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Studies in the Age of Chaucer is the annual yearbook of the New Chaucer Society, publishing articles on the writing of Chaucer and his contemporaries, their antecedents and successors, and their intellectual and social contexts. More generally, articles explore the culture and writing of later medieval Britain (1200-1500). Each SAC volume also includes an annotated bibliography and reviews of Chaucer-related publications.
Download PDF or read online Ivanhoe Book by Paul J. DeGategno and published by Twayne Publishers. This book was released on 1994 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, published in 1819 as one of the earliest historical novels in the English language, remains a classic tale of romance and high adventure, of knights, kings, brigands, and ladies acting under the impulse of love and the sway of war in medieval times. But Ivanhoe's staying power relies less on its capacity to entertain (though it does) and to convey historical fact (sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't) than on its masterful portrayal of an inescapable force in the modern world: change." "Scott's spirited retelling of the struggle for power between the Saxons and the Normans in twelfth-century England can be read as the unceasing struggle between old and young, past and present, as one generation is compelled to yield to the next. Scott uses his gift for characterization to center his narrative on the relation of the individual - the young Ivanhoe - to the shifting dynamic of history. Paul deGategno argues that this focus renders slavish attention to historical detail - the lack of which has been one of Ivanhoe's few but persistent sources of criticism - less significant as Scott pursues a greater, more universal truth." "Scott himself (1771-1832) lived during the Scottish Enlightenment - a period in which his native Scotland was deeply stirred by change, in which advances in agriculture, industry, and commerce made possible economic and social growth for the lower and middle classes. Scott was skeptical of the emerging cult of progress - of the idea that it was an unequivocal good - and anxious about his country's future, particularly about what he perceived to be the dangers posed by a disruptive democratic spirit to a monarchist society. In Ivanhoe, deGategno writes, Scott acknowledges the need for change and the ultimate failure of the old regime - embodied by the chivalric Saxons - but "charts a difficult passage" from this "romantic, heroic era" to the next, one characterized by "tenuous optimism and inconclusive progress" - embodied by the headstrong and often brutish Normans." "A rich source of creative inspiration for numerous plays, paintings, and operas (many of which deGategno reviews in the last chapter of this volume) and of critical discourse (with historical, feminist, and reader-response readings among the most fruitful today), Ivanhoe has continued to hold meaning - and hope - for Scottish and non-Scottish readers alike since Scott's age of enlightenment. "The eventual message of Scott's work provides a nostalgic, wistful conjuring up of the past, comments deGategno, "and yet an optimistic belief in humankind's ability to puzzle out the difficulties and paradoxes of the new order." Ultimately, the novel has less to do with conflict than with reconciliation and union between Saxon and Norman, past and present."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved