The Romance of the Rose
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Romance of the Rose by Guillaume de Lorris
Book Description'If any man or woman should ask what I wish this romance...to be called, it is the Romance of the Rose, in which the whole art of love is contained'. Guillaume de Lorris's own introduction to his allegorical account of the progress of a courtly love affair gives no indication of the eventual scale and scope of the work, which became the most popular and influential of all medieval romances. In the hands of Jean de Meun, who continued de Lorris's work, it assumed vast proportions and embraced almost every aspect of medieval life, from predestination to the right way to deal with premature hair-loss. This new translation into modern English, based on the French edition by Felix Lecoy, is intended as much for the general reader as for students of French and English literature. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199540679
(196mm x 127mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Guillaume de Lorris
Romance of the Rose, Paperback (July 1995)» View all books by Guillaume de Lorris
Presents a tale about the Lover and his quest - against the admonishments of reason and the obstacles set by jealousy and resistance - to pluck the fair Rose in the Enchanted Garden. This work includes an introduction, covering such topics as the iconographic significance of the imagery and the use of irony in developing the central theme of love.
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