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By Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Knights and girls, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are usual in tales for kids. This e-book examines how overdue Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry—epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. tales of Beowulf, Arthur, Gawain, St. George, Roland, Robin Hood and lots of extra delighted and advised young children, and inspired grownup analyzing. Lavish volumes and schoolbooks of the period featured illustrated texts, many by way of significant artists. Children’s books, an important a part of Edwardian publishing, have been disseminated during the English-speaking international. Many are being reprinted today.
This ebook examines comparable contexts of Medievalism expressed in portray, structure, song and public celebrations, and the works of significant authors, together with Sir Walter Scott, Tennyson, Longfellow and William Morris. The publication explores nationwide id expressed via literature, beliefs of honor and valor within the years earlier than international warfare I, and the way adolescence analyzing encouraged 20th–century writers as assorted as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Siegfried Sassoon, David Jones, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré.

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