Middle Age A Romance

  • Filename: middle-age-a-romance.
  • ISBN: 9780061747755
  • Release Date: 2009-03-17
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



In Salthill-on-Hudson, a half-hour train ride from Manhattan, everyone is rich, beautiful, and -- though they look much younger -- middle-aged. But when Adam Berendt, a charismatic, mysterious sculptor, dies suddenly in a brash act of heroism, shock waves rock the town. But who was Adam Berendt? Was he in fact a hero, or someone more flawed and human?

The Corsair

  • Filename: the-corsair.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105127157431
  • Release Date: 1839
  • Number of pages: 831
  • Author: Nathaniel Parker Willis
  • Publisher:



Mothering Sunday

  • Filename: mothering-sunday.
  • ISBN: 9781471155253
  • Release Date: 2016-02-25
  • Number of pages: 136
  • Author: Graham Swift
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold? Beginning with an intimate assignation and opening to embrace decades, Mothering Sundayhas at its heart both the story of a life and the life that stories can magically contain. Constantly surprising, joyously sensual and deeply moving, it is Graham Swift at his thrilling best.

The Legend of Arthur in the Middle Ages

  • Filename: the-legend-of-arthur-in-the-middle-ages.
  • ISBN: 9780859911320
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 253
  • Author: Armel Hugh Diverres
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd



This volume, a festschrift for Professor A, H. Diverres, has been included in the Arthurian Studies series because it contains highly important new work on the medieval aspects of Arthurian legend, ranging from Rachel Bromwich's essay on the Celtic elements in Arthurian romance and A.O.H Jarman's study of Arthurian allusions in the Black Book of Carmarthen to examinations of the Spanish and French romances of the 15th century. There are five papers on the romances of Chretien de Troyes, including pieces by Tony Hunt, Kenneth Varty and Charles Foulon, two on Welsh and German romances associated with Chretien's work, while other studies are on the Breton lais and on the English romances. In all, this is a wide-ranging and valuable collection, and a welcome addition to the series.

A Companion to Romance

  • Filename: a-companion-to-romance.
  • ISBN: 9780470999165
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 584
  • Author: Corinne Saunders
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages. Considers the literary and historical development of the romance genre from its classical origins to the present day Incorporates discussion of the changing readership of romance and of romance’s special relation to women readers Comprises 30 essays written by leading authorities on different periods and sub-genres Challenges the idea that the appeal of romance is exclusively escapist Draws on a wide range of specific and influential literary examples

Romance of the Grail

  • Filename: romance-of-the-grail.
  • ISBN: 1608683249
  • Release Date: 2015-11-10
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher:



Joseph Campbell made the power of story undeniable through the power of his own storytelling. Editor Evans Lansing Smith here collects Campbell writings on Arthurian legends that make events like Merlin’s death and the Lady of the Lake retrieving Excalibur not just vibrant but also central to the mythologist’s thinking. Three cornerstones of Campbell’s celebrated scholarship are found here. The Arthurian myths opened the world of comparative mythology to Campbell, turning his attention to the Near and Far Eastern roots of myth. Calling the Arthurian myths the world’s first “secular mythology,” Campbell found metaphors in them for human stages of growth, development, and psychology. Finally, the myths exemplify a kind of love Campbell called Amor in which individuals become more fully themselves through connection. Campbell’s infectious delight in his discoveries makes them essential for anyone intrigued by the stories we tell — and the stories behind them.

Life in the Middle Ages

  • Filename: life-in-the-middle-ages.
  • ISBN: 0521069467
  • Release Date: 1967
  • Number of pages: 435
  • Author: G. G. Coulton
  • Publisher: CUP Archive



Life in the Middle Ages will appeal to readers who want to get behind the generalizations of historians by reference to the raw material. This collection of documents covers a wide field. The topics range form clergy and laity, saints and sinners, to love, battles, pageants and some details of everyday life. The extracts are drawn from documentary material in six languages and the majority were translated for this collection; they represent thirty years' study among all kinds of medieval writings and have been chosen as specially representative of the period. The full collection is now published in two parts. The first encompasses 'Religion, Folklore and Superstition', and 'Chronicles, Science and Art', and the second, 'Men and Manners', and 'Monks, Friars and Nuns'.

Understanding Genre and Medieval Romance

  • Filename: understanding-genre-and-medieval-romance.
  • ISBN: 0754661423
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Kevin Sean Whetter
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



Unique in combining a comprehensive and comparative study of genre with a study of romance, this book constitutes a significant contribution to ongoing critical debates over the definition of romance and the genre and artistry of Malory's Morte Darthur. K.S. Whetter addresses the questions of how exactly romance might be defined and how such an awareness of genre impacts upon both the understanding and reception of the texts in question.

Empire of Magic

  • Filename: empire-of-magic.
  • ISBN: 9780231125277
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 521
  • Author: Geraldine Heng
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press



Divided into two volumes, The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature offers a landmark collection of writings from twenty Christian thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and analyses of their work by leading contemporary religious scholars.With selections from the works of Jacques Maritain, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Dorothy Day, Pope John Paul II, Susan B. Anthony, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Niebuhr, Martin Luther King Jr., Nikolai Berdyaev, Vladimir Lossky, and others, Volume 2 illustrates the different venues, vectors, and sometimes-conflicting visions of what a Christian understanding of law, politics, and society entails. The collection includes works by popes, pastors, nuns, activists, and theologians writing from within the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian traditions. Addressing racism, totalitarianism, sexism, and other issues, many of the figures in this volume were the victims of church censure, exile, imprisonment, assassination, and death in Nazi concentration camps. These writings amplify the long and diverse tradition of modern Christian social thought and its continuing relevance to contemporary pluralistic societies. The volume speaks to questions regarding the nature and purpose of law and authority, the limits of rule and obedience, the care and nurture of the needy and innocent, the rights and wrongs of war and violence, and the separation of church and state. The historical focus and ecumenical breadth of this collection fills an important scholarly gap and revives the role of Christian social thought in legal and political theory.The first volume of The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law Politics, and Human Nature includes essays by leading contemporary religious scholars, exploring the ideas, influences, and intellectual and cultural contexts of the figures from this volume.

The Literature of Hope in the Middle Ages and Today

  • Filename: the-literature-of-hope-in-the-middle-ages-and-today.
  • ISBN: 9780786425969
  • Release Date: 2006-03-17
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Flo Keyes
  • Publisher: McFarland



"The romances of the Middle Ages were written in times of social upheaval. In all three genres, the storytellers draw on the same archetypes--the hero, the quest, the transformation. This book explores the connections between the three genres. Analysis re

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