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Norton Anthology of English Literature Vol. 1 : Middle Ages,9780393975659

Norton Anthology of English Literature Vol. 1 : Middle Ages

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780393975659

ISBN10:
0393975657
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/1999
Publisher(s):
W W Norton & Co Inc
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Summary

Collects novels, stories, poems, essays, plays, ballads, and sermons from British authors.

Table of Contents

Permissions Acknowledgments ix
Preface to the Seventh Edition xvii
Acknowledgments xxvii
The Middle Ages (to ca. 1485) 1(22)
Introduction
1(20)
Anglo-Saxon England
3(4)
Anglo-Norman England
7(2)
Middle English Literature in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
9(5)
Medieval English
14(5)
Old and Middle English Prosody
19(2)
Timeline
21(2)
ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND 23(87)
Bede (ca. 673-735) and Cædmon's Hymn
23(3)
An Ecclesiastical History of the English People
24(2)
[The Story of Cæaedmon]
24(2)
The Dream of the Rood
26(3)
Beowulf
29(70)
Seamus Heaney
The Wanderer
99(3)
The Wife's Lament
102(1)
The Battle of Maldon
103(7)
ANGLO-NORMAN ENGLAND 110(5)
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
110(5)
[Obituary for William the Conqueror]
110(3)
[Henry of Poitou Becomes Abbot of Peterborough]
113(1)
[The reign of King Stephen]
114(1)
LEGENDARY HISTORIES OF BRITAIN 115(27)
Geoffrey of Monmouth
115(3)
The History of the Kings of Britain
116(2)
[The Story of Brutus and Diana's Prophecy]
116(2)
Wace
118(4)
Le Roman de Brut
118(4)
[The Roman Challenge]
118(4)
Layamon
122(2)
Brut
122(2)
[Arthur's Dream]
122(2)
The Myth of Arthur's Return
124(2)
Geoffrey of Monmouth: From History of the Kings of Britain
125(1)
Wace's: From Roman de Brut
125(1)
Layamon: From Brut
125(1)
Marie De France
126(16)
Lanval
127(13)
Fables
140(1)
The Wolf and the Lamb
140(1)
The Wolf and the Sow
141(1)
CELTIC CONTEXTS 142(14)
Exile of the Sons of Uisliu
142(8)
Lludd and Lleuelys
150(3)
Ancrene Riwle (Rule for Anchoresses)
153(3)
[The Parable of the Christ-Knight]
154(2)
MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES 156
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (ca. 1375-1400)
156(54)
Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1343-1400)
210(107)
The Canterbury Tales
213(2)
The General Prologue
215(20)
The Miller's Prologue and Tale
235(17)
The Prologue
236(1)
The Tale
237(15)
The Man of Law's Epilogue
252(1)
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale
253(28)
The Prologue
253(19)
The Tale
272(9)
The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale
281(15)
The Introduction
281(1)
The Prologue
282(3)
The Tale
285(10)
The Epilogue
295(1)
The Nun's Priest's Tale
296(14)
[Close of Canterbury Tales]
310(1)
The Parson's Tale
311(2)
The Introduction
311(2)
Chaucer's Retraction
313(1)
Lyrics and Occasional Verse
313(1)
Troilus's Song
314(1)
Truth
315(1)
To His Scribe Adam
315(1)
Complaint to His Purse
316(1)
William Langland (ca. 1330-1387)
317(32)
The Vision of Piers Plowman
319(30)
The Prologue
319(1)
[The Field of Folk]
319(3)
Passus 5
322(1)
[The Confession of Envy]
322(1)
[The Confession of Gluttony]
323(2)
[Piers Plowman Shows the Way to Saint Truth]
325(3)
Passus 6
328(1)
[The Plowing of Piers's Half-Acre]
328(8)
Passus 18
336(1)
[The Harrowing of Hell]
336(10)
The C-Text
346(1)
[The Dreamer Meets Conscience and Reason]
346(3)
Middle English Lyrics
349(6)
The Cuckoo Song
350(1)
Alison
351(1)
My Lief Is Faren in Londe
352(1)
Western Wind
352(1)
I Am of Ireland
352(1)
What is he, this lordling, that cometh from the fight
352(1)
Ye That Pasen by the Weye
353(1)
Sunset on Calvary
353(1)
I Sing of a Maiden
353(1)
Adam Lay Bound
354(1)
The Corpus Christi Carol
354(1)
Julian of Norwich (1342-ca. 1416)
355(11)
A Book of Showings to the Anchoress Julian of Norwich
356(5)
[The First Revelation]
356(1)
Chapter 3
356(1)
Chapter 4
357(1)
Chapter 5
358(1)
From Chapter 7
359(1)
Chapter 27
360(1)
[Jesus as Mother]
361(5)
From Chapter 58
361(1)
From Chapter 59
362(1)
Chapter 60
363(1)
Chapter 61
364(2)
[Conclusion]
366(1)
Chapter 86
366(1)
Margery Kempe (ca. 1373-1438)
366(13)
The Book of Margery Kempe
367(12)
[The Birth of Her First Child and Her First Vision]
367(2)
[Her Pride and Attempts to Start a Business]
369(1)
[Margery and Her Husband Reach a Settlement]
370(1)
[A Visit with Julian of Norwich]
371(1)
[Pilgrimage to Jerusalem]
372(2)
[Examination before the Archbishop]
374(3)
[Margery Nurses Her Husband in His Old Age]
377(2)
Mystery Plays
379(40)
The Chester Play of Noah's Flood
380(11)
The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Play
391(28)
Sir Thomas Malory (ca. 1405-1471)
419(20)
Morte Darthur
421(18)
[The Conspiracy against Lancelot and Guinevere]
421(5)
[War Breaks Out between Arthur and Lancelot]
426(4)
[The Death of Arthur]
430(5)
[The Deaths of Lancelot and Guinevere]
435(4)
Robert Henryson (ca. 1425-ca. 1500)
439(6)
The Cock and the Fox
439(6)
Everyman (after 1485)
445
POEMS IN PROCESS A-1
John Milton
A-2
Lycidas
A-2
Alexander Pope
A-4
The Rape of the Lock
A-4
An Essay on Man
A-5
Samuel Johnson
A-6
The Vanity of Human Wishes
A-7
Thomas Gray
A-8
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
A-8
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES A-11
Suggested General Readings
A-11
The Middle Ages
A-13
``The Persistence of English''
A-19
Geoffrey Nunberg
GEOGRAPHIC NOMENCLATURE A-35
BRITISH MONEY A-36
THE BRITISH BARONAGE A-39
The Royal Lines of England and Great Britain
A-41
RELIGIONS IN ENGLAND A-44
POETIC FORMS AND LITERARY TERMINOLOGY A-46
ILLUSTRATION
The Universe According to Ptolemy
A-62
Index A-65


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