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Medieval Legends

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MEDIEVAL LEGENDS brings together in a single volume some of Western literature's greatest stories. The selection includes completely self-contained passages from epics and romances such as THE SONG OF ROLAND, PARSIVAL, SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, and Malory's MORT D'ARTHUR. Shorter pieces - from Boccaccio, Marie de France, Chaucer and others - complete the collection.
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published 1983 by St. Martin's Press
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GoldGato
Jun 17, 2013 GoldGato rated it liked it
Shelves: literature, winter
This book was a wonderful selection of famous stories from the Middle Ages, with an easy-to-read cadence that brought out the nice editing. The selections were reader friendly and updated into modern English, which made the pages turn fairly quickly.

There is The Death Of Roland, Parsival, Guigemar, Sir Gawain And The Green Knight, and more. Philip S. Jennings has done a nifty job of turning medieval verse into contemporary prose, with "lessons" attached to the intro of each title.

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Whitney Schultz
Sep 15, 2013 Whitney Schultz rated it liked it
This book was a great compilation of many medieval legends I had never heard. I liked that there are a few pictures throughout, between each legend. The illustrations were interesting and very detailed. One of my favorite stories was called "La Belle Jean". It focuses on a woman who plays a big role in a man's world. It reminds me of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". It emphasized sexism of the time, against women, underestimating them and their abilities.
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